May 15th, 2012 By Pedro FernandezPACQUIAO FACING UNKNOWN BRADLEY IN JUNE
San Francisco, CA- The Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley HBO Pay Per View fight on June 9 is hurting badly for publicity. Some say it’s because Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto put on such an entertaining, albeit one-sided, battle on a fortnight ago, that boxing fans might need 200 MG of Viagra to “get up” for Pacquiao-Bradley.
FORECAST SAYS WORST PACQUIAO PPV NUMBERS IN YEARS
When I hit on my TV ratings source on Monday afternoon, he was of the opinion that the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley PPV numbers will bomb when compared to Pacquiao’s numbers before and for last November’s razor-thin (see controversial) decision over Juan Manuel Marquez. Is it because Bradley is unknown (not a big name) outside of a circle of boxing purists?
EXPERT SAID PACQUIAO HAS “LOST HIS LUSTER”
“When the decision giving Manny Pacquiao the win over Juan Manuel Marquez, the best thing promoter Bob Arum could have done from a business stance was to do it again,” said the cable TV guru. “They weren’t going to make a Floyd Mayweather fight, if that was their (Arum & Pacquiao) intention they would’ve pled their case right then and there with the whole (boxing) world watching.”
“NOT LARRY” THE CABLE GUY CONTINUED
“Really, who is Tim Bradley? He’s a Desert Storm war veteran who beat Devon Alexander. Do the masses know Alexander? No! There will be no Mexican opponent to hold up the other end of this PPV broadcast. Nobody gives a **** about Tim Bradley. Arum and Pacquiao are trying to milk the PPV cow, but the utters may run dry with this one.”PACQUIAO’S POWER TO NEGOTIATE LOSING STEAM!
With conditioning coach Alex Ariza saying this week that Pacquiao doesn’t deserve a “50-50″ split with Floyd Mayweather, the Pacquiao fans, affectionately referred to here as the Pacnuts, were so quiet that it was the third time since the Marquez fight that you could hear a mouse pee on a wad of cotton somewhere in the Philippines!