Top Rank promoter Bob Arum called the sales total for Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. III "terrible" earlier this week and said he lost money on the fight because the April 9 HBO PPV bout generated only between 400,000 and 500,000 buys. The live gate at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas also was poor.
According to figures released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the fight -- after which Pacquiao, a future Hall of Famer, announced his retirement -- sold just 13,046 tickets. That was not close to selling out an arena where Pacquiao had packed in fans many times before.
The ticket sales generated a gate of $6,411,584, the worst of the trilogy with Bradley and Pacquiao's weakest gate since he became a major star.
Pacquiao-Bradley I generated a gate of $8,963,180 in 2012 and the second fight gate was $7,865,100 in 2014.