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Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Ríos: Cinco razones para que no sea "Pay Per View"

Publicado: 09/05/2013 18:50

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La misma semana en que se anuncia a través de diferentes reportes la pelea de Manny Pacquiao contra Brandon Ríos, comienzan a circular rumores acerca de pocas ventas de "Pay Per View" en torno a Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero.

Fuentes cercanas a la cadena Showtime, la cual se encargó de la promoción y emisión de la fecha "MayDay" el pasado sábado 4 de mayo, informan que el total de ventas quizás no supere el millón, lo cual se considera un fracaso.

Tomemos en cuenta que un millón y medio de personas pagaron por ver a Floyd ante Miguel Cotto hace un año y millón y un cuarto para sus citas con Shane Mosley y Víctor Ortiz, en 2010 y 2011 respectivamente.

Las señales podrían ser evidentes. Hay una ineludible diferencia de popularidad entre los peleadores nacidos en los setenta como Mayweather y Pacquiao y sus sucesores. Las opciones como Guerrero y Ríos aún no mueven lo suficiente como para que la gente se entusiasme a pagar tanto dinero por encima de lo que ya desembolsillan por su sistema normal de cable.

El único que de verdad agita un conglomerado considerable es Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez.

Un tanque de gasolina para un auto pequeño de 15 galones promedia hoy $53 según la AAA. Si tomamos en cuenta que la economía gira mayormente en torno al combustible, pensar en pagar $70 por una pelea suena parecido a lujo innecesario para una familia de clase media.

Por estas y varias razones más, aquí te presentamos las cinco razones por las que Pacquiao vs. Ríos no debe ser "Pay Per View":

1.- Manny Pacquiao viene de sufrir la derrota más estrepitosa de su carrera cuando el mexicano Juan Manuel Márquez lo mandó a la lona en el sexto asalto de una pelea celebrada en diciembre pasado. Adicionalmente, ya desde su refriega con Shane Mosley en mayo de 2011, el "Pacman" no ha demostrado la explosividad que lo mantuvo como el mejor libra por libra del mundo.

2.- Cuando usted lee esta nota son exactamente 12 horas más tarde en Macao, la región administrada por China en donde se celebraría la Pacquiao vs. Ríos. Aunque aún no se especifica el horario (se menciona 10AM de la región asiática), sería peculiar pensar en un evento que inicie a las nueve de la mañana en un casino que se promueve como "Las Vegas de Asia", así como pagar por un programa boxístico que arranque a esa misma hora en este lado del orbe.

3.- Aunque Brandon Ríos es un peleador espectacular y que siempre da buen show, el "Bam Bam" también viene de perder y no es justo cobrarle a la gente por un duelo de derrotados, mucho menos si pretenden ponerle etiqueta de $60 o $70.

4.- Por encima de Ríos hubiera sido más atractiva una pelea contra Juan Manuel Márquez, sobre todo por lo acontecido en el último combate. Esa quinta versión tampoco debe costar $70, pero sí resulta más atractiva y con mucho más sabor histórico.

5.- Con $70 se puede ir algún bar deportivo que proyecte la cartelera, pagar una módica entrada o "cover charge" (oscilante entre $10 - $20), tomar algo, comer bien y pasarla en un ambiente tal vez mejor que vivirse los rounds solo en casa frente a la tele.

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FOTOS DE RÍOS VS. ALVARADO (2013)

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  • Brandon Rios v Mike Alvarado

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: (R-L) Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado trade punches in their WBO interim junior welterweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

  • Brandon Rios v Mike Alvarado

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: (R-L) Mike Alvarado throws a right to the head of Brandon Rios in their WBO interim junior welterweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

  • Brandon Rios v Mike Alvarado

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: (R-L) Mike Alvarado lands a right to the head of Brandon Rios in their WBO interim junior welterweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

  • Brandon Rios v Mike Alvarado

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: (R-L) Mike Alvarado lands a right to the head of Brandon Rios in their WBO interim junior welterweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

  • Brandon Rios v Mike Alvarado

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: (R-L) Mike Alvarado throws a right to the head of Brandon Rios in their WBO interim junior welterweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

  • Brandon Rios v Mike Alvarado

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: (R-L) Mike Alvarado lands a right uppercut to the head of Brandon Rios in their WBO interim junior welterweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

  • Brandon Rios v Mike Alvarado

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: (R-L) Mike Alvarado lands a right to the head of Brandon Rios in their WBO interim junior welterweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images)

FOTOS DE MÁRQUEZ VS. PACQUIAO (2012)

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  • Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, left, celebrates his win over Manny Pacquiao in their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, Kenny Bayless

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, right, connects against Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, as referee Kenny Bayless looks on at left, during their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. Marquez won the fight by a knockout. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, left, celebrates his win over Manny Pacquiao in their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, stands in the ring with Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, after losing by a knockout in their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Freddie Roach

    Trainer Freddie Roach stands in the ring after his fighter, Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, lost to Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, by a knockout in their WBO world welterweight fight Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Kenny Bayless

    Referee Kenny Bayless calls the fight as he kneels over Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, after he was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, during their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, Kenny Bayless

    Referee Kenny Bayless, center, sends Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, right, to his corner after he knocked out Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, left in the sixth round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Kenny Bayless

    Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, lies on the canvas as referee Kenny Bayless kneels nearby after being knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, in the sixth round of their WBO world welterweight fight Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, right, knocks out Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in the sixth round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, Kenny Bayless

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, left, celebrates after knocking out Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in the sixth round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. Referee Kenny Bayless tends to Pacquiao at right. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, left, and Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, trade blows during their WBO world welterweight fight Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, left, knocks down Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in the third round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Kenny Bayless

    Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, lifts his trunks after being knocked down in the third round of his WBO world welterweight fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. Referee Kenny Bayless looks on at left. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, left, knocks down Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in the third round of their WBO world welterweight fight Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, left, knocks down Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in the third round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, left, knocks down Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in the third round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao

    Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, enters the ring before his WBO world welterweight fight Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, left, lands a left against Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, during the first round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, right, reaches against Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in the first round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez

    Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, left, and Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, trade blows during their WBO world welterweight fight Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

  • Manny Pacquiao

    Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, enters the ring before his WBO world welterweight fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Chelsea Emata

    Singer Chelsea Emata sings the Philippine national anthem before the fight between Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, and Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, fight Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Mitt Romney, Ann Romney

    **CORRECTS TO FORMER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE**Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and wife Ann sit near ringside prior to a welterweight fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao title fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Mitt Romney, Ann Romney

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and wife Ann sit near ringside prior to a welterweight fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao title fight Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Juan Manuel Marquez celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao by a sixth round knockout in their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez exchange blows during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (R-L) Juan Manuel Marquez throws a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Manny Pacquiao lays face down on the mat after being knocked out in the sixth round by Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Juan Manuel Marquez knocks down Manny Pacquiao in the third round during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (R-L) Manny Pacquiao throws a right at Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Juan Manuel Marquez throws a left to the head of Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Manny Pacquiao prays in the ring before taking on Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Juan Manuel Marquez throws a left to the face of Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Juan Manuel Marquez throws a left to the face of Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez exchange blows during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (R-L) Juan Manuel Marquez lands a right to the face of Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (R-L) Juan Manuel Marquez throws a right at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Manny Pacquiao prays in the ring before taking on Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Juan Manuel Marquez throws a left to the body of Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Manny Pacquiao lays face down on the mat after being knocked out in the sixth round as Juan Manuel Marquez celebrates during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Manny Pacquiao screams in the ring before taking on Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Manny Pacquiao walks to the ring to take on Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Juan Manuel Marquez celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao by a sixth round knockout in their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

 

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