Boxing is my life. It's always been this way and, if I'm lucky, always will.
I've loved the sweet science since I was a child, and one of my first, and fondest, memories was watching Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. dismantle the late, great Hector "Macho" Camacho from my grandmother's packed living room.
I once attempted to lace up the gloves myself. It was in my living room, as a teenager, but my career was cut tragically short when I realized that I didn't much care for being hit.
Since then I've had to settle for writing about boxing and boxers. I consider it my passion in life.
In my career at Bleacher Report, I've been lucky enough to cover several big fights live, including the huge pay-per-view event between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez last September in Las Vegas. In the process, I've been fortunate enough to interview fighters like Mayweather, Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley, Bernard Hopkins and Miguel Cotto. Not bad for someone who happened upon BR when it was still in its nascent stages, and said, why not me?
My work has also been featured on CNN, HBO Boxing and Doghouse Boxing.
In addition to my boxing responsibilities, Kevin has also been part of BR's coverage teams for NASCAR, NCAA Basketball, the NHL and PGA Tour.
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The problem with Broner, was he clearly wasn't ready for this fight! He never gain his momentum and seemed to almost be somewhat confused and had the inability to connect with what he needed to do to dominate Maidana. Does he need a rematch? more than anything he needs to check his ego, get back to the basics and train like Maidana and anybody else could come along and whoop him without notice.
Well. I did find something on the PPV numbers for Rio/Pacquiao
""The numbers are coming in like we expected," Arum said. "There was a little delay because of Thanksgiving, but it will be somewhere in the area of 500,000 buys. We ran all our numbers on something a little less than 500,000 but figuring we'd do around 500,000, and that's what we're going to wind up doing. It means 490,000 or 510,000, something like that."
Thanks Kevin. I a'm curious as to how much money was generated on the cellphone buys.as well. It may not have been as profitable as envisioned, seeing that a group of 7-10 can just as easily buy a fight, and watch it on a bigger screen at the same price (depending on the price of the PPV in a particular country)..Then their are pubs and theaters that host fights as well (and perhaps even stadiums in case of big fights too. but.not sure) . . Honestly, I wouldn't watch a fight on a hand phone with so many other opportunities to view an event (pirated streams). However... you never know, people use their phones for everything these days. Would like to see some honest numbers. Either way...a tip of the hat goes out to Top Rank for evolving with the times.
hey kevin...just curious if you know what the estimated PPV numbers are for the pacquiao rios bout? Can't seem to locate any word on them. Usually some estimate is given by now. Although, Arum may be trying to keep keep this quiet if it doesn't hit over 700,000. lf you have any info can you link it to your reply?
You're welcome, Kevin!
You're welcome, Kevin! Glad I could help, and I always enjoy the read. Keep up the great work.
Big fan of your work.
Check out this piece we did on the anniversary of The Thirlla in Manila.
Here's the link: http://doyouremember.com/remembering-thrilla-manila/