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

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
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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?

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