Originally written on The Daily Sports Herald  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Manny
The recent news that the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel sold-out – with a gate of $10.5 million – just helps to prove what people should already know: Bob Arum knows what he’s doing. Many so-called boxing fans were up in arms when they heard that Pacquiao would be fighting Marquez again.  There were predictions from some corners that the fight would not sell because the public would be bored with watching these two fighters yet again. No one will waste time watching another Pacquiao-Marquez fight, they scoffed.  The public demands to see something “new,” even if it’s not Pacquiao-Mayweather. Well perhaps some of them will be bored with the matchup, but the public will not. The prediction here is that those prognostications will appear that much sillier after the fight does well over 1 million PPV buys and certainly surpasses the Pacquiao-Bradley numbers.  Bob Arum has known all along that that this fight was still the best “non-May...
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