Wilder-Fury Early Numbers See 300-400K Buys
While Tito Ortiz’ prediction for his return to Pay-Per-View fell short, the numbers for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s debut on the platform would be surpass expectations.
According to Mike Coppinger of Ring Magazine, the early numbers are over 300,000 buys for the December 1st WBC heavyweight championship showdown. The event, which saw Fury and Wilder go all 12 rounds leading to a controversial split decision draw, needed 250,000 buys to break even, and would surpass both Ward-Kovalev fights and Gennady Golovkin’s fights against David Lemieux and Daniel Jacobs.
Sources: It’s early, but #WilderFury is tracking at over 300,000 pay-per-view buys. The break-even point was 250,000, I’m told, so a big win for Showtime and PBC
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 5, 2018
With a rematch all but signed for early 2019, one can assume the number for Wilder-Fury II will be a bigger win for Showtime.