High Rank promoter Bob Arum spent a while speaking to media members about his ideas on the massive upcoming welterweight combat between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford, and likewise touches on the present PPV panorama as he expresses his enthusiasm for having Josh Taylor vs Teofimo Lopez on customary ESPN. Take a look at a few of what he needed to say under.
Arum on Spence vs Crawford
“I all the time believed that Crawford was the higher fighter, that Crawford would in all probability win by factors or knockout — in all probability by knockout, however possibly by factors. I actually consider that Terence has an excessive amount of expertise for Spence, who’s a really proficient fighter. However I feel Crawford is extra proficient than Spence is.”
On providing Haney vs Lomachenko at a cheaper price level than has develop into the norm as of late
“Would we’ve executed the identical variety of buys if we had charged $70? You by no means know. We charged $60, we did greater than sufficient buys to return out within the black, not within the purple, so it’s what it’s. I’d reasonably go low on worth than excessive on worth, as a result of if you happen to go low on worth, simply naturally extra folks can afford and be prepared to purchase the combat.”
On if he intends to have a sliding scale for the value of his PPVs going ahead
“You need to make a willpower. If a combat is actually large and also you’re spending some huge cash on the fighters, like an enormous heavyweight combat, you in all probability must cost extra money. However if you happen to can, I consider in reducing the value and getting extra folks concerned. And even higher, if you happen to can afford it, do it with out making folks pay something like this combat [Taylor vs Lopez]. I imply, this combat could possibly be on PPV and would do a fairly good quantity, however isn’t it nice that it’s being supplied to the followers for no extra cost to observe it on ESPN?
“We will’t in boxing put all of those fights on PPV…You’ve bought to be wise or else you’ll kill the game.”