Tank vs Garcia PPV Buys 1.3-1.4m Per DAZN’s Ade Oladipo
Ryan Garcia watched the referee count to ten and decided not to get up when he was dropped for the second time by Gervonta Davis in round seven of Saturday’s super fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas live on DAZN PPV in the US.
The first knockdown was scored in round two with a terrifically-timed counter left hand that changed the momentum of the fight. The second time he went down it was the result of a late reaction to a left punch to the body. A shot that seemed brutal and Garcia concluded that he could not continue.
No belts, no P4P rankings, just two of boxing’s young, undefeated stars put it all on the line in their 136-pound catchweight clash. One of the most anticipated fights of recent times, Tank vs Garcia really captured the imagination of not only the hardcore boxing fan but the general sports fan alike and therefore was expected to be a huge commercial success.
Tank vs Garcia Achieves Over 1m Per Ade Oladipo
Ade Oladipo, who worked the fight for DAZN in Las Vegas, revealed on his YouTube channel that he heard the fight achieved massive buys. “I’m hearing it’s done incredible numbers. Over a million, comfortably over a million. I’m hearing like 1.3-1.4 million PPV buys.”
“DAZN I know were very very happy with their PPV buys. DAZN alone I think done around 450k buys. I didn’t just pluck that number from thin air, I kind of know that could be the number. Showtime I think done well over 700,000.”
Pre Fight Predictions
The majority of people thought that last Saturday’s fight would achieve somewhere in the high six digits in terms of domestic PPV buys with one of the promoters of the event, Oscar De La Hoya, predicting as high as 2m.
Stephen Espinoza, the head of Showtime Sports, was pessimistic about the potential buy rate before the fight.
“The biggest thing we’ve seen since Mayweather McGregor was the 800k that Canelo Plant did. Wilder-Fury was a little bit below that. Espinoza told IFL TV
“If we were anywhere in that ballpark (800k), I’d be absolutely thrilled. If we exceeded that, then I’ll be shocked.”
“If we were even at 4-500,000 buys domestically, that’s still bigger than just about anything other than the top 4/5 fights we’ve seen in the last 5 years. Given where these guys are in their careers, I’ll be perfectly satisfied if we ended up sort of in that mid-range.”