Triple G Fails To Draw Pay-Per-View Crowd, Card Sells Next To Nothing, Here’s The Report

Gennady Golovkin stepped into the squared circle on Saturday night to defend his championships against Daniel Jacobs in what many thought would be his greatest challenge to date. Jacobs pushed GGG to his limits for twelve rounds before the judges’ scorecards were read, revealing Golovkin as the winner by way of unanimous decision.

While Golovkin may still be the champion in victory, the numbers he pulled for the pay-per-view were less than stellar.

Early reports from Lance Pugmire shows that Golovkin may not be the draw that HBO executives thought he was, pulling in between 130,000 to 150,000 buys. Pugmire broke it down:

While the gate was a success for everybody involved, do you think combat sports are losing pay-per-view buys due to how easy it is for fight fans to get up to the minute results online, or is Golovkin not the draw HBO thought he was? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!