Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder PPV numbers called 'abysmal' by Eddie Hearn

Wilder, 33, defended his WBC heavyweight world crown against Fury, 30, in a thrilling fight that ended in a controversial split decision draw.

Fury outboxed and bemused Wilder for much of the fight despite lifting himself off the canvas twice.

The Gypsy King’s performance was broadcasted on Showtime Sports in the US and BT Sport in the UK, with both networks charging a PPV price for the showdown.

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Hearn, claimed that Wilder vs Fury PPV sales at 300,000 is ‘terrible’ and ‘absolutely abysmal'.

Hearn said: “It's now easier to make the Wilder fight vs other circumstances.

“So if Wilder would have won devastatingly, he would have been a f***ing nightmare.

“Everyone thought he lost so he drew and although his stock has gone up because he is well-known, it's not like he was this phenomenon.

“To do 300,000 buys is terrible, absolutely terrible. 300,000 is absolutely abysmal. Dillian Whyte against Joseph Parker did more than 300,000 buys in England.

“I mean we're talking about across the US. You can't say it's good. Canelo (Alvarez) and (Gennady) Golovkin have just done 1.2 million and they're middleweights.”

Wilder was competing in his first PPV fight, despite the Fury bout being his ninth WBC heavyweight world title defence.

Fury himself had fought on PPV just once before, as Sky Sports broadcast his famous unification win against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

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