Reports: Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios Performed Awfully on PPV

Published 07/06/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


A few days back, the Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios fight ended in the most sensational fashion. In this fight, the sturdy Davis overpowered his fellow adversary with his slick power and ring IQ. This bout proved to be an entertainer for fans as it kept them intrigued throughout.

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Right from the first bell, both the pugilists employed their A-game and went all out against each other. The underdog Barrios had his fair and share of moments in the ring. But in the end, it was Davis, who came out on top to fetch a magnetic win.

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Also, this fight seemed to break massive PPV records. But according to the recent reports revealed, the PPV numbers of this fight aren’t that glorifying.

Mike Coppinger reported about this encounter’s PPV numbers on his Twitter handle. Here, he wrote, “Sources: The Gervonta Davis-Mario Barrios Showtime PPV generated in excess of 200,000 buys, outperforming Tank’s October PPV with Leo Santa Cruz. The final number will likely fall in the 210 to 215K range”

Davis and Barrios kept each other on their toes throughout, and they both exchanged considerable punches with each other. Nobody expected the underdog Barrios to perform so well, but he defied all the odds and challenged ‘Tank’ with his own intriguing prowess.

That said, the tussle between these two only got better with time and everyone was truly hooked in to see who fetched the magnetic win. As everyone expected, Davis, the better man on fight night, claimed a hard-earned T/KO win to solidify his spot on the 140-pound roster.

Will Gervonta Davis see a surge in his PPV numbers from hereon?

Gervonta Davis is one of the most terrifying boxing talents of recent times.

BALTIMORE, MD – JULY 27: Gervonta Davis punches Ricardo Nunez during the second round of their WBA super featherweight championship fight at Royal Farms Arena on July 27, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The undefeated boxer is simultaneously increasing his persona in the fight world and the above numbers are just proof of the same.

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Considering his recent momentum, it’s safe to say that ‘Tank’ will undoubtedly see a surge in his PPV numbers from his next fights.

Who would you like to see Gervonta Davis fight next? What do you draw off the above story?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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