Part of the reason the fight won’t hit Mayweather-Pacquiao numbers is the volume of illegal live-streamed rebroadcasts, using online tools such as Facebook Live or Periscope. The content-security vendor Irdeto estimates the number at 239 illegal live-streamed rebroadcasts online, reaching an estimated 2.93 million viewers worldwide, In addition, an estimated 445,000 people downloaded the fight after it ended, including 78,000 in the U.S. and 49,000 in the U.K. and Ireland.

(L to R): Super talents: Super flyweights Antonio Nieves, Juan Francisco Estrada, Roman Gonzalez, and Brian Viloria. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/K2 Promotions

Our recommendation: watch the fight tonight if you aren’t otherwise engaged. Then remember and compare when you sit down next weekend on Saturday, September 9 to watch six of the finest boxers pound for pound ever assembled on one night for the “Superfly” event on HBO Boxing live from the fabled StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Six super flyweight champions or contenders are featured. In the main event, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez gets a rematch against the man who handed him his controversial first loss in March, Srisikat Sor Rungvisai of Thailand. In the co-feature, countrymen Carlos “Principe” Cuadras and Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico go toe to toe for national pride and the right to fight the winner of Gonzalez vs. Rungvisai. The television event opens with the American debut of an exciting talent, Naoya Inoue of Japan, who will face Antonio Nieves of Cleveland, Ohio. Mark your calendar now.