The Mayweather PPV Record Will Fall
The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight set a lot of Pay Per View records, though people are still adding it all up and so just how far those were set is not quite clear. Still, it’s thought that the final numbers should be in the realm of four million. This has led people to believe, in some cases, that the numbers will never fall.
On one hand, this makes some sense. Most other sports are free. You can watch the Super Bowl even if you don’t have cable. If it was a PPV event, it may surpass a boxing match, as football is vastly more popular in the United States than boxing. Basketball and hockey are also free, at least in the playoffs.
However, the record is going to fall at some point for the simple reason that all of these records fall at some point. Nothing stands forever. Every year, more people watch the Super Bowl. It has some to do with sports growing to be more popular, and it has some to do with an increasing population. Instagram users were debating whether the total amount of people in the United States will be significantly higher in ten or 20 years, so the odds are higher than more will pay for some future fight.
However, it may not be boxing that breaks the record. That sports is waning, as the UFC grows in popularity. The UFC may break the record in the end.