Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will be Expensive for the Fans, Says Simon Jordan

Published 02/05/2021, 6:41 AM EST


Fans expect the battle between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to go on floors by mid-2021. The fight hasn’t reached a summation yet, but in the coming few months official confirmations might roll out. This will reportedly be the richest heavyweight fight in history with the duo expected to bank at least $100 million.

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Both their promotions are proposing a £40 PPV price for this fight. The proposed rates are substantially higher than a usual boxing contest, but considering the mammoth fight purses, it may be justified.

However, many boxing enthusiasts, including Simon Jones, didn’t like the idea of a PPV price hike. In a conversation with talkSPORT, Jones said:

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There seems to be this default setting that we have to universally accept that both of these fighters have got to get £100m each.”

“So they are looking at a quantity of pay-per-views; they’re going to take it to the most repugnant part of the world for human rights issues because they can get paid £120m over there for facilities fees, so the timing of that means they can’t sell it to the American market.”

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Anthony Joshua speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Jones also asserted that Joshua doesn’t exhibit a massive profile like the ‘Gypsy King’ in the USA. This is one of the prime reasons the fight isn’t getting staged in that country.

He lashed out at their promotions for not being able to sell the fight well and making the fans pay 40-50% extra for PPV.

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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury, the richest heavyweight clash?

Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Anthony Joshua enters the arena before the fight Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

As per the current progress this fight has made, it’s unquestionable that the Brit duo will earn almost $100 million for their efforts.

The amount can even surge or drop a bit. But, both of them will have their biggest paydays to date in this bout.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury during his heavyweight bout against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Earlier, none of the heavyweight contests have grossed such thrilling amounts. Given the fan following, skillsets, and records the Brit duo possesses, this bout is all but certain to be the one to set unbreakable records, and the PPV prices could be considered as worth-it by boxing fans.

Both Joshua and Fury are themselves ecstatic to put a full stop to the ongoing debate of who is the best heavyweight. The boxing world is keeping its fingers crossed to hear the dates for this contest soon.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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