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Manny Pacquiao: Will He Beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Pay-Per-View Buys?

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LAS VEGAS - MAY 05:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) greets Oscar De La Hoya at a news conference after Mayweather defeated De La Hoya by split decision in their WBC super welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Vs. Oscar de la Hoya
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Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have set the stage for a lesser-hyped pay-per-view (PPV) fight right after Pacquiao’s bout with Mexican counter puncher Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12.

Pacquiao and Mayweather, who are both posturing for the biggest and richest fight in boxing history, which will most likely happen next year, will try to prove to everyone who is the real pay-per-view king.

Mayweather will find out how much he will generate in PPV sales probably in a week after his date with Victor Ortiz on September 17.

Then he will have to wait till November and probably pray that his number is much more than what Pacquiao will generate against Marquez.

Depending on how soon HBO or Showtime can tally the numbers, the public will most probably know the official PPV numbers before the end of the year. It may be recalled that Top Rank’s Bob Arum has complained about the delay in the release of the final figures for the recently held Pacquiao-Mosley fight.

Is Arum holding the result in abeyance for a reason known only to him? Rumors are swirling around he is not happy with 1.3 million considering the much-publicized CBS-Showtime media reach.

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