This Is How Much It’ll Cost To Watch Tyson Fury Vs. Dillian Whyte On Pay-Per-View
It’ll cost fans about $70 to catch the WBC heavyweight title fight between reigning champion Tyson Fury and interim and mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte on April 23.
The price – which is $69.99 on pay-per-view – is $10 less than Fury’s rematch with former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, which had underwhelming PPV buys. It is also twice more than what it’ll cost UK viewers to tune in, which is £25, equaling to around $33.
“We think it has a good chance to do maybe half-a-million buys,” Arum told iFL TV in January when the purse bid was confirmed.
“Because everybody will get behind it and that’s what our projections are to half-a-million. We’re a little bit bigger country than the UK.”
Promoter Frank Warren was recently under fire for a lackluster undercard.
The seven-fight undercard will feature Anthony Cacace in a super featherweight bout against Jonathan Romero for a second WBO belt; Isaac Lowe will face Nick Ball in a featherweight WBC title fight and Tommy Fury, the younger half-brother of Tyson, will serve as the co-main event in a light heavyweight bout against Daniel Bocianski.
“Obviously, it’s a disappointment. We want to deliver every time but at the end of the day we are constricted by the fact that we bid 41 million dollars for the fight. If we bid 32 million, as Matchroom did, we’d have more money to play with,” Warren said.
Warren won the promotional rights with $41 million, which was $9 million more than Eddie Hearn’s bid.
Fury is getting an 80% cut while Whyte is getting 20%, which the latter has not been satisfied with.