Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury PPV price will NOT be staggering £40, insists Eddie Hearn after fan backlash
EDDIE HEARN has assured boxing fans that they won’t have to pay through the nose to witness the £200m showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Talks are nearly finalised for a two-fight deal between the two Brits to determine the true king of the heavyweight division.
Despite excitement building for the epic collision, fans were furious when a report by the Daily Mail claimed box office cost to view it could be £40.
That would be £15 more than both superstars' last fights – and it soon hit the headlines when talkSPORT presenter Simon Jordan blasted that potential fee.
However, AJ’s promoter Hearn has moved to ease those fears after a furious backlash and claimed the PPV price will not be that high.
The Matchroom chief told iFL TV: “I don’t know where these rumours come from.
“Again, I haven’t had any discussions about the PPV price, I certainly don’t think it’ll be £40.
“So, nothing’s been discussed, nothing’s been set.
“I just started getting some tweets and some DMs going, ‘You’re a disgrace! £40 PPV.’ I was like, ‘Where’s that come from?’ No discussions.
“I like Simon Jordan, but I don’t know where they got that from?”
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He did admit that the price would probably be higher, although he vowed if that is the case then both he and Fury’s team would need to provide a mouthwatering undercard as well.
He added: “If there is an increase in the PPV price – not £40, but I think there will be – then we need to provide a show that’s worthy of that.”
Joshua currently stars on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in America, while Fury is tied with BT and US giants ESPN.
Their opposing promoters and networks are set to come together, but the unification bout looks destined to go abroad.
With coronavirus restrictions preventing fans from attending in Britain, organisers are in talks with several foreign destinations.
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