Originally Posted by dftaylor
I'm surprised you even asked that question. Eddie is the promoter, yes? So it has everything to do with him. Whether others are in the same position is irrelevant, we're talking about this fight.
There's no point promoters complaining about low margins and then setting up fights they can't afford. And there wasn't any real need to make this fight, it means nothing of great significance. It's on ppv because Eddie can't afford to pay his two fighters without it.
Genuine ppv fights make big money from tickets to tv, they don't require one to shore up the other. That's why this isn't ppv.
You only need 130,000 buys for Hearn to take £1mil from the PPV. You think they can get that from regular TV?