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LAS VEGAS---George Foreman was fighting Evander
Holyfield for the heavyweight title, and anyone
wanting to watch it in April 1991 had to plan ahead.
It was the night boxing pay-per-view was born.
But to get the fight, customers had to go to their local
cable TV offices and put a deposit down for a box
that would allow them to get the bout. "I remember
the Friday before the fight we were getting calls from
cable operators saying there were lines wrapped around
the building a number of times and not enough boxes
to meet the demand," said Mark Taffet, who oversees
pay-per-view for HBO. "We were shocked when we
saw the number of buys." The fight cost $35.95, and
1.4 million people bought it for their homes. They got
their money s worth when Holyfield took some big
punches from the 42-year-old Foreman, but fired
back with more of his own to win a unanimous deci-
A lot has changed in a quarter-century. Now it
takes just a few clicks of the remote to buy a fight.
The potential audience, meanwhile, has grown from
16.5 million addressable homes to nearly 100 million.
And, of course, the pay-per-view price has gone up.
It will cost people $99.95 to watch Floyd Mayweather
Jr fight Manny Pacquiao Saturday night. Cost aside,
more than 3 million people are expected to buy the
megafight for their homes, helping make it the richest
fight ever. The bout is set to break records for both
number of buys (the current mark is 2.48 million for
Mayweather s 2007 fight with Oscar De La Hoya) and
total pay-per-view revenue ($150 million, set by May-
weather and Canelo Alvarez in 2013). "We expect we
will break the pay-per-view record," said Showtime
executive Stephen Espinoza, whose network is pro-
ducing the telecast and is partners with HBO in deliv-
ering it. "We re not sure exactly where the ceiling is
but we are already seeing unprecedented traffic and
unprecedented viewership. There are all kinds of indi-
cators which point to huge success, we re just not
sure how huge of a success it will end up being."
Longtime rivals in the boxing business, Showtime
and HBO had to agree to do the fight together in order
to get it made. Mayweather fights under contract with
Showtime, while Pacquiao fights on HBO. The model
is similar to that used by the two networks in the
2002 fight between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson,
including an announcing team that features HBO s
Jim Lampley on play-by-play and Showtime s Al
Bernstein as the color analyst. "Lampley and Bernstein,
two of the most experienced and knowledgeable broad-
casters the sport has seen," said Espinoza, executive
vice president and general manager for Showtime
Sports. "It s really an excellent pairing."
The networks are counting on an unprecedented
promotional campaign the week of the fight by the
different cable and satellite distributors to push sales.
Unlike most fights, the ads will be aimed at casual
sports fans who might want to gather a few family
and friends together for a viewing party, much like
they would for a Super Bowl. "We re targeting people
who are not generally engaged in sports conversation
as well as people who aren t big sports fans but are
event fans," Espinoza said. "They may not follow
sports much but they like the big events and this is
a big event." The $99.95 price tag most systems will
charge is the most for any fight, though fans will be
able to get up to a $50 rebate by buying beer from
sponsor Tecate. Taffet, senior vice president of sports
operations and pay-per-view for HBO, said that if
people are making an event out of it, they can justify
the cost by the number of people attending.
"When you take the cost of pay-per-view and
divide it by the number of viewers in each house we
expect the cost averages out to that of a movie ticket,"
Taffet said. "The cost of the refreshments for the
viewing parties usually exceeds the cost of the pay-
per-view telecast." The early indications are that the
price won t be a deterrent for a lot of people. Taffet
said several distributors had already sold more than
10,000 pay-per-views with nearly two weeks left
Big price, big expectations for
Mayweather-Pacquiao pay TV
before the fight, which is unheard of in a business that relies
on last-minute decision making.
If more than 3 million people buy the telecast it would mean
huge payouts for the two fighters. Promoters get an average of
between $55 and $60 for each pay-per-view after splitting with
the networks and distributors, meaning revenue to the camps
of the two fighters could near the $200 million mark. Yes, it s
a lot pricier than the $35.95 charged to watch Holyfield beat
Foreman. And the argument could be made to wait a week
when a tape of the fight will almost surely be broadcast for free
on both networks. Then again, no one will have to get up early
Monday morning to return a box to their cable operator. (AP)
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr poses for photographers during an arrival
ceremony Tuesday night, in Las Vegas. Mayweather will face Manny
Pacquiao in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on Saturday.
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