Joshua Vs. Whyte Pay-Per-View Price Slammed Despite Eddie Hearn’s Defiance

The UK pay-per-view price for Anthony Joshua’s fight against Dillian Whyte has come under fire. 

The two Brits face off on August 12th, 2023, in a fight where there is no title on the line. The first fight was all the way back in 2015 when Joshua stopped Whyte in a seventh-round knockout.

Although Whyte does hold a win over ‘AJ’ in the amateurs, their achievements could not be any different.

Joshua is the former unified heavyweight champion, while Whyte has yet to win a world title. Although both fighters are looking to rebuild themselves, the £26.99/$35 price has been scrutinized. 

This is an increase on Whyte’s fight with Tyson Fury last year that was priced at £24.95/$32

That has not gone down well with the boxing community, especially since DAZN was marketed as an alternative to pay-per-view. 

Social Media Reaction

Despite this being the case, Eddie Hearn defended the price point. The promoter made comparisons with other pay-per-views, as well as talking up the fight given that the winner would most likely face Deontay Wilder

“All broadcasters have a different pay-per-view price. There will be a fantastic undercard that will be announced at the press conference on Monday.

“I think the last pay-per-view, I think it was Oleksandr Usyk, I think it was £29.99. Something like that? It is always around £24, £26, pay-per-view is pay-per-view. We have been there a million times.

“This fight is pay-per-view on any platform. The fact that it is on DAZN, it will be available on Sky as well and obviously, talkSPORT will be carrying it. It is a massive fight. It will have a massive undercard,” Hearn

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More