10 Reasons The "Fight Of The Century" Was Anything But

9. The PPV Was Vastly Overpriced

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What's your average boxing Pay Per View run? Fifty bucks if you're stateside? WWE? Less, especially if you've ordered the network. UFC shows? $49 to $60 some odd dollars; while they've occasionally tacked on a few extra bucks for a big card, they're usually pretty consistent, and the HD stream is usually about $10 more.

So charging between $89 and $100 for what amounts to three fights and only one anyone cares about is, frankly, a rip off. Are Mayweather and Pacquiao really worth that? Well, they're not on their own. The thinking was that together they would be, but since the fight turned out to be a dull affair with Mayweather frequently failing to engage, the taste left in fight fan's mouths is that they've been completely ripped off.

Again, when you get right down to it, the "Fight of the Century" was a complete and utter waste of money.

And it's not a great time to be a boxing fan, because realistically, there are no big fights left to be made in the sport at the current time.

In the end, though, the fighters got their money - a 60/40 split that could make both men over 100 million dollars in the end.


Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.