Responding to the cold reception of boxing fans to the Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri fight, Pacman’s business manager Eric Pineda said that they are confident that the bout has huge revenue potential.
“He’s Pacquiao, It’s Pacquiao, and he has a lot of following around the world,” Pineda told The Manila Times on Thursday in a phone interview. “We’re not worried about the pay-per-view outcome because we’re expecting many fans will watch and support us.”
But Pineda said they were expecting that the revenue would go down a little bit this time mainly because the fight would not happen in America.
“That’s natural. It might go down a bit, but there’s no major effect.” He said
The defending World Boxing Organization welterweight titleholder, Pacquiao (56-5-2 win-loss-draw record with 38 knockouts), is set to fight unbeaten American Algieri on November 22, in a title match at the Cotai Arena in Venetian Hotel in Macau, China.
Pacquiao’s last fight against Timothy Bradley in April posted a $750, 000 to $800, 000 pay per-per-view revenue according to Top Rank Promotion boss Bob Arum.
Meanwhile Pacquiao’s archrival Marquez predicted that Pacman would KO the “unfamiliar” Algieri.
“I believe that Pacquiao can win by knockout. He [Algieri] has a slim chance of winning. Algieri is strong and he’s durable. He has also boxing ability, as he’s shown against Ruslan Provodnikov—but he doesn’t have the style to beat Pacquiao, who has great speed and power,” Marquez, who has gone 1-2-1 (win-loss-draw) against Pacman, told Salvador Rodriguez of boxingscene.com on Wednesday.