Boxing fans anger with Fury vs Wilder 2 price of £25 is revealed by BT Sport despite ‘s***’ undercard – The Sun
BOXING fans have been left angry after the price of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury was revealed at £25 – despite having a “s***” undercard.
The thrilling first fight in December 2018 left fans demanding the rematch, and again BT Sport won the rights to broadcast the fight, beating off a bid from Sky Sports.
But the price has gone up from £19.95 to £24.95.
Similarly fans were fuming when Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr suffered the exact same small increase.
But promoter Eddie Hearn had a strong undercard with the main-event then taking place at 9.00pm, which was hugely popular with viewers.
The undercard in Las Vegas next Saturday features ex-champion Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington as well as rising stars Rolando Romero and Isaac Lowe.
But the early morning main-event in the UK and underwhelming undercard left fans moaning about the PPV price online.
One said: "I would’ve bought this at £20, don’t know about £25, yes it’s only a fiver but the line has to be drawn somewhere. It’s a great fight but I just don’t think 25 quid for a 5am fight with no undercard is good enough."
Another said: "Agree 100%. I'll just watch it next day. Refuse to pay 25 quid for one fight at 5am."
Despite this, promoter Frank Warren claimed the price is justified as it is a “better” fight than Joshua vs Ruiz.
Warren told talkSPORT: “I would think the Tyson fight with Wilder will probably be the same as Anthony Joshua’s last fight.
“It’s a much better fight, isn’t it?
“We’re not doing like everything on Sky, nearly every fight on there is pay-per-view. It is what it is, we’re not going down that road.
“With BT doing business with us, it’s a partnership. The main thrust of our business is the subscriptions."
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