Eddie Hearn Addresses Major Ticket Problem Plaguing Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk: “We Don’t Get Any Money Out of It”

Published 08/06/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter speaks to the media during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


The Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight is all set to get rolled out in a sensational fashion on September 25th. In this fight, the Brit will defend his multiple heavyweight titles in a jam-packed Tottenham Hotspur stadium in the UK.

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Also, this will be the first time that a boxing event in the UK will have a full-fledged in-stadium audience after pulling itself out of the clutches of the ongoing pandemic. The ticket sales of this fight went live a couple of days back, and to everyone’s surprise, the entire arena of over 60,000 seats got sold out.

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It was also reported that some sites sold the tickets of this bout at exorbitant prices just to book their significant profits. Putting some light on the same, the Matchroom boss, Eddie Hearn, spoke to Seconds Out.

He said, “You just hit the nail on the head and that is the problem when a demand is so high. You see more activity on that secondary market. Don’t be fooled by a lot of places that have tickets available.”

“I hate the fact partly because we don’t get any money out of it. The people want to set buy a ticket and sell it for more and the reality is with that demand, I could have doubled those ticket prices.”

The Joshua vs Usyk bout was bound to get massive attention from fans around the world. The entire boxing fraternity in the UK waited to witness the live boxing action inside the arenas. And since it’s an ‘AJ’ fight, everyone was keen to get their hands on the tickets.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – Will this fight stay true to the hype?

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With the response this fight has accrued for the tickets, it’s clear that buzz around this contest is insane. Britain’s boxing stalwart, Joshua, will face an undefeated challenger in Usyk, who possesses some scary skill sets to counter any opponent.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

However, ‘AJ’ will be the obvious favorite walking into this fight, as he needs only hit to close the show. That said, this contest seems evidently promising and everyone is keen to see who leaves the arena with all the heavyweight belts.

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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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