Timothy Bradley (R) sold 375,000 pay-per-views for his Oct. 12 bout with Juan Manuel Marquez (AP)
The Oct. 12 welterweight bout in Las Vegas between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez sold 375,000 pay-per-view units, Top Rank president Todd duBoef said.
The bout, which the undefeated Bradley won by split decision, was the first pay-per-view after the massive Sept. 14 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez. That bout sold 2.2 million pay-per-views and seemed to take some of the steam out of the local boxing scene for a few weeks after.
Bradley manager Cameron Dunkin was pleased with the number.
"I'm very, very happy with that," he said. "Going in, I thought it would do 250, maybe 300. Those wouldn't have been bad numbers, either. But this is a very solid number and I'm glad to hear it did so well."
Neither man has plans for his next fight. Dunkin said Bradley is interested in fighting a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, but the fate of that bout likely will rest on the result of Pacquiao's Nov. 23 bout against Brandon Rios in Macau, China.
Marquez, 40, has not committed to fighting again, but it likely to try at least one more bout. He was attempting to become the first Mexican-born boxer to win a major world title in five weight classes.
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