Fury-Schwarz Gate Exceeds Expectations
Tyson Fury’s Las Vegas debut may set up a long-term residency for the “Gypsy King,” as his second round knockout of Tom Schwarz did decent box office.
While the alleged sold-out crowd of 9,012 was actually a paid gate of 5,489 fans and 1,187 comps, the event would generate a live gate of $882,145 for Fury’s debut in Sin City, per the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Final viewership numbers for the ESPN+ card headlined by Fury’s drubbing of the once-undefeated Schwarz have not been revealed, but the ESPN2 undercard headlined by Mikaela Mayer’s win over Lizbeth Crespo, would see an average of 493,000 viewers with a peak audience of 800,000 viewers for the Mayer and Crespo.
With the lack of ratings, and the California State Athletic Commission not making gate receipts available to the public, it is hard to compare Fury’s Las Vegas effort to that of his December 2018 WBC world title fight against Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles, which saw 325,000 reported buys on Pay-Per-View.
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