Frank Warren Rubbishes Eddie Hearn’s Claims About The Fury Chisora 3 PPV Buys
Last month, Anthony Joshua‘s promoter Eddie Hearn claimed to IFL TV that his fighter was still a bigger commercial star than Frank Warren’s heavyweight Tyson Fury, despite coming off two consecutive defeats.
Hearn’s reasoning behind this is that Joshua could fight anyone and have a PPV success and this was not the case for Fury who he claims delivered less than 300,000 PPV buys on BT Sport Box Office in his controversially-received Dec 3 trilogy clash with Derek Chisora.
Frank Warren responded to that in an interview posted on Monday with Seconds Out where he asserted that the Fury Chisora 3 PPV buys were more than the number of UK subscriptions that DAZN, where Hearn’s fights are broadcasted, had.
When pushed further on this, Warren revealed that Fury Chisora 3 did more than 500,000 PPV purchases in the UK at a £26.95 price point, placing the UK PPV revenue at greater than £13,475,000.
Fury Chisora 3 drew 59,769 fans to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium according to George Warren which was particularly impressive considering the weather conditions surrounding an outdoor stadium in December and the lack of hype for the contest.
If the fight did in fact produce more than 500,000 PPV sales then that would be another major success and definitively proves the undeniable star power of Fury.
The only competitor to Fury on a commercial level in the UK is Anthony Joshua who will likely headline a DAZN Pay-Per-View at London’s O2 Arena in early April. The demand for Joshua’s next couple of bouts should settle the debate over who is the most marketable fighter in British boxing.
How Many PPV Buys For Fury Chisora 3?
Frank Warren, the promoter of the event, revealed that Fury Chisora 3 did more than 500,000 PPV purchases in the UK.