Eddie Hearn Claims Fury vs Chisora 3 PPV Buys Were A Depiction Of Fury’s Inferior Star Power Compared To AJ
Despite back-to-back defeats, Anthony Joshua‘s promoter Eddie Hearn maintained to IFL TV today that his client was a bigger star than rival Frank Warren’s heavyweight Tyson Fury.
In the past, there has been broad debate about who is the better fighter between Joshua and Fury but for the most part, there has been agreement on who is the more significant draw at the gate and the box office and that has been AJ.
However, with Joshua’s two defeats to Oleksandr Usyk, the consensus has settled on Fury being the better fighter at this point and most people’s #1 heavyweight. The issue of who sells better has not disappeared so quickly.
Hearn insisted to IFL 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.
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.
Hearn’s claims will be put to the test this year with Joshua coming off two defeats, it will be interesting to see what numbers he can still deliver at the gate and on DAZN PPV, where Joshua will exclusively box moving forward.
AJ’s next fight is already pencilled in for March 25/April 1 in an arena instead of a stadium.