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Pacquiao vs Algieri: How likely are you to buy the PPV on November 22?

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Manny Pacquiao's next fight is set, but early response is tepid at best. Do you plan to buy the November 22 pay-per-view?

David Becker

Manny Pacquiao is officially set to face Chris Algieri on November 22 in Macau, with the fight carried in the States on HBO pay-per-view. I asked this afternoon on Twitter how likely folks think they are right now to buy this fight with the $70 price tag once it rolls around, and early response wasn't good:

This has been a rough year for boxing on pay-per-view, as the majority of the fights offered so far have underperformed, including Mayweather-Maidana, Pacquiao-Bradley II, and Cotto-Martinez. The Canelo-Angulo fight in March did a nice number given the expectations, and we'll see soon how Canelo-Lara performed.

There's more pay-per-view coming, too, as Mayweather-Maidana II is up on September 13, with an early push to bring more attention and hopefully sell the rematch better than the first fight, and we've got Pacquiao-Algieri now to go with a likely fall return for Canelo Alvarez, too.

Has the pay-per-view market become saturated once again? Are the matchups just not compelling enough? Are people just a little burnt out on the Mayweather and Pacquiao sagas, in particular?

How likely are you to buy the Pacquiao-Algieri card, based on your feelings about the fight right now?