Boxing fans have come together to slam the £24.95 pay-per-view price confirmed by BT Sport for the trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder next month
Boxing fans have slammed the latest pay-per-view price for Tyson Fury’s trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder.
The pair will meet for the third time in Las Vegas on October 9, with the fight rescheduled after a coronavirus outbreak in the Briton’s camp.
And Fury will be looking to produce the same dominant display that handed him a historic seventh-round stoppage defeat last time out.
But fans have questioned the price of the broadcast which is set at £24.95 for viewers in the UK in the early hours of the morning.
One fan posted on Twitter : “£25 is fine for 10pm main event but bit harsh for 4am when I’ll probably sleep through.”
Another said: “24.95 for a 5am PPV for a fight no one asked for?”
One said: “£25 for 4am fight. Only a fool is paying for this to see a 3rd fight that we already know the outcome.”
Another also said: “Terrible fight and terrible price. Can’t compare this to the absolute special night we got from AJ. Hearn is levels above.”
The prices of pay-per-views have often been criticised, with Sky Sports Box Office also charging the same price for Joshua’s defeat to Usyk on Saturday night.
With it being a third clash between the pair, the fight has already been questioned with promoter Eddie Hearn blaming its initial cancellation on “poor ticket sales”.
“There was no broadcaster in the UK announced. You know he has a contract with BT? They never announced the fight. They sold no tickets,” he previously told the DAZN Boxing Show.
“Basically, you could go online and check. I don’t know whether it was 25% or 30% of the tickets have been sold, but that’s disastrous. There was no hype. This was going to do very, very poor pay-per-view numbers.
“The whole thing stank, it is so disjointed everywhere, you have about eight people working on the fight who don’t like each other.
“It’s very strange for them to say it’s now happening in October, especially if Bob Arum is saying Fury was vaccinated.”
Fury has now rejected the second coronavirus vaccination, to prevent any further disruption to the fight next month.
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And he has also proposed a four-fight hit list in the coming months, and is eyeing other British heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora.
His promoter Bob Arum has backed his charge to pursue a clash with Whyte in the UK, and has labelled the ‘Body Snatcher’ as a “capable heavyweight”.
“And that could be a big, big fight for Tyson, particularly if we held it in UK. That is not out of the question, Dillian Whyte is a capable heavyweight and a fight against Tyson Fury or Wilder whoever wins would be a very interesting fight.”