Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has taken a shot at the ticket sales for the upcoming Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy fight.
For months we had all been anticipating that Tyson Fury would square off against Anthony Joshua in a blockbuster all-British showdown for the ages. Then, after the date and location had seemingly been agreed, a court of arbitration ruled that Fury must instead lock horns with Deontay Wilder for the third time.
Eddie Hearn, the promoter of Anthony Joshua, clearly wasn’t happy about this turn of events, but also noted at the time that he wasn’t surprised.
Hearn doesn’t hold back
The bout has been pushed back from its proposed July 24 date as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak within Fury’s camp, but that hasn’t stopped Hearn from questioning how many tickets they’ve sold for the event.
“There was no broadcaster in the UK announced. You know he has a contract with BT? They never announced the fight. They sold no tickets.
“Basically, you could go online and check. I don’t know whether it was 25% or 30% of the tickets that have been sold, but that’s disastrous. There was no hype. This was going to do very, very poor pay-per-view numbers.”
There have been plenty of critics with regards to Fury/Wilder 3 and the circumstances surrounding it as many believe it signifies some of the glaring issues associated with modern-day boxing. Alas, it still feels as if it’s going to happen one way or the other, with a rescheduled time frame of October being proposed.
Prior to that it seems as if Anthony Joshua is going to keep himself busy in a big way by going up against Oleksandr Usyk, a man many believe could give him some serious problems.
The two are set to square off on September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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