Triller Reportedly Done With Boxing Events
Triller has made its way out.
That’s according to boxing journalist Dan Rafael who recently tweeted that Triller is reportedly doing boxing events. The exit follows what was once a high entrance and has now ended in numerous financial struggles.
I’m told they are done putting on boxing events. https://t.co/4yWfsMhmeU
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) September 14, 2022
The company landed its first boxing event a few months Trillerfest, a streaming music festival that featured Snoop Dogg and Wyclef Jean. They announced their first boxing event – a pay-per-view card featuring retired legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.
The PPV reportedly sold over 1.6 million buys, but after the expenses including music acts and major fight purses, it’s unclear if they made profit. Tyson went public a few months later and claimed that he hadn’t been paid in full.
Then Triller took on YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul’s fight with Ben Askren, a PPV event that featured performances by Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, to name a few.
In September 2021, former President Donald Trump did the commentary for a card that featured 58-year-old heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield and former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort in an exhibition match. Former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz also went at it on the card.
Triller held five more cards after, but those were cancelled due to several problems. One of them was the undisputed lightweight championship between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. After getting postponed several times, Triller dropped the event and the championship took place elsewhere.
Their last scheduled event was between former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr and former Glory two-division champion kickboxer Tyrone Sprong, but that was cancelled almost immediately after it was announced.
Ruiz was reportedly already in negotiations with PBC to take on Luis Ortiz.