Boxing Pay-Per-View Numbers for Bernard Hopkins vs Roy Jones Jr II looking Bad
By Johnny Benz (April 23, 2010) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © German Villasenor, DHB)  
According to a report out by ESPN, the expected final Pay-Per-view numbers for Bernard Hopkins' decision victory over Roy Jones Jr., certainly is not looking impressive. ESPN reports that the final numbers for the Pay-Per-View event will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 135,000 - 145,000 PPV buys.

The highly respected CEO for Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, Richard Schaefer confirmed to ESPN that the final TV PPV buys will come in at "between 135,000 and 145,000 when everything is said and done."

ESPN points out that if those are indeed the final Pay-Per-View numbers, then Roy Jones Jr., who was to be paid after all the expenses had been taken care of will not see a single penny for his work. Hopkins was to receive $3.5 million, but will get nowhere that amount.

So it looks like the fighters may take a serious hit. Had they given this fight to the fans at least 5 years ago... I am sure things wouldn't have been this bad.

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