Hearn Calls Wilder-Fury PPV Number “Terrible”
While Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s first event on Pay Per View is being considered a success by many for surpassing 250,000 buys, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has decided to speak the contrary.
The WBC world heavyweight title fight between Wilder and Fury, is reported to have earned 325,000 buys for their December 1st split-decision draw from Staples Center. Hearn, who is looking at Wilder to neglect a potential rematch with Fury to fight Anthony Joshua in an April unification fight, said the number is “terrible.”
“It’s now easier to make the Wilder fight vs other circumstances,” said Hearn to The Independent of an opponent for the unified heavyweight champion.
“So if Wilder would have won devastatingly, he would have been a f****** nightmare. Everyone thought he lost so he drew and although his stock has gone up because he is well-known, it’s not like he was this phenomenon.
“To do 300,000 buys is terrible, absolutely terrible. 300,000 is absolutely abysmal. Dillian Whyte against Joseph Parker did more than 300,000 buys in England. I mean we’re talking about across the US. You can’t say it’s good. Canelo and Golovkin have just done 1.2 million and they’re middleweights.”
Initial Report The Independent