Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III PPV: Just Under 600,000 Buys

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Perkin Warbeck, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    They don't release all the figures because boxing has always been basically like a cash business.

    They want to brag about sales figures, but they don't want the tax man to know exactly how much they all got.

    They release U.S. figures, but they don't release UK sales. Or TV sales to other countries around the globe. Or fees charged by venues that order the PPV and sell tickets themselves.

    Lots of creative juggling.

    It made a lot of money.
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  2. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    Forgive my ignorance but why are US PPV numbers (relatively speaking) generally lower than the UK?

    Is it the higher cost? Lack of interest? Wilder's lack of popularity?

    In comparison what did Joshua vs Ruiz 1 do in the US?

    I've seen a few Matchroom FC idiots imply that the fight has done badly with these numbers (I suppose because Joshua often does 1m+ at prime time in the UK).
  3. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Will have done more UK buys methinks, albeit at half the price of US.
  4. Col Mortimer

    Col Mortimer The question isn't indiscreet.The answer could be Full Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Not three bad at all considering no one really wanted to see this at the time of its confirmation. That included myself, I then thought it was a tedious waste of time.

    Gotta give props to the the build up in fight week to a large degree. The buildup really caught on fire in the end coming from a barely smouldering unwanted rinse and repeat expectation. Especially with Wilder's earlier lack of effort to get fully involved with the promotional side of things.

    Fight was great in the end. Very memorable for most.
  5. hobby rider

    hobby rider Member Full Member

    Aug 4, 2020
    Think this puts to bed the theory that Fury is a huge draw in America. Whilst there’s no doubt he’s certainly a lot more popular than he was pre retirement and this latest fight will have gained him even more popularity this notion that he’s now a megastar in the USA quite simply doesn’t add up.
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  6. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Joshua v Ruiz wasnt ppv in the US
  7. drenlou

    drenlou Most people DKSAB! Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Joshua has never headlined a PPV in the US.
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  8. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    There are other (100% legal) methods of watching than buying the PPV.
  9. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Those are great numbers. To put into context
    Paquaio v Ugas - 500K
    Spence v Porter - 350K
    Spence v Garcia - 250K
    Ruiz v Arroela - 150K

    Fury and Canelo are the PPV kings in America :elefant:
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  10. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

    Nov 5, 2017
    Well, many may not be aware of them.

    I didn't buy the BT PPV, myself. I used to buy, but haven't in a long time, outside of a Fite streaming purchase or two. I haven't had a TV license or cable package in over six years. When these television networks offer a delivery system that suits me, I'll buy events again.
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  11. GK BOX

    GK BOX Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 23, 2015
    Nice payday for them
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  12. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Believe it’s the price. This was 79.99 US. That is about 59lbs. Where the average UK PPV are $24 lbs I think.
  13. MagicE

    MagicE Active Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    They're both complete idiots for not putting more into the promotion. Fury especially.

    Literally left millions on the table, but they probably didn't give a **** because of their guarantee.

    I'm not sticking up for promoters but when boxers pull this **** you can understand why promoters **** them around.
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  14. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    I hate myself for being interested in this because I know these numbers are both fake and not really the whole picture.

    Maybe someday they will publish the final money laundering figures and we can really understand the financials of a big fight.
  15. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Well, I'm guessing BT Sport Box Office had a good night in terms of PPV buys.