Not yet confirmed but Yahoo's Kevin Iole is tossing this around and it found its way to BloodyElbow:
1. Indications are that the pay-per-view result will be around 1.5 million buys, which is a phenomenal number. It’s a tribute not only to De La Hoya’s ability to sell, but it points out the widespread popularity that Pacquiao has obtained. This guy isn’t popular just among his countrymen in the Philippines.
Luke Thomas has his thoughts after the jump:Article
Admittedly, given the economy and other factors, I'd be surprised if it did 1.5 million in the US. Throw in the Phillippines-Mannyland-and I wouldn't doubt it. But without it, I think 1 million may be more reasonable. We shall see...
Edit: Over/under 1.5 million. The answer is...under. HBO says 1.25 million.