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‘Simply Ridiculous’: Boxing World Outraged as DAZN Reveals KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr PPV Price

Published 01/07/2023, 6:30 AM EST

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YouTuber turned boxer KSI, was set to face mixed martial artist, Dillon Danis, at the Wembley Arena, London, on January 14, 2023. However, in a move that was no surprise, Danis backed out of the fight, leaving the event in jeopardy. It was later reported that FaZe Temperrr would be fighting KSI on the same day. Temperrr was initially a part of the undercard, fighting an undisclosed opponent. Meanwhile, DAZN Boxing recently revealed the pay-per-view rates for the fight.

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Danis pulled out of the fight owing to a lack of preparation, inability to find a coach and issues with the contract weight. KSI, on the other hand, was extremely disappointed with the turn of events. He even addressed the same in a recent interview, saying, “There was literally no excuse. His excuse was, Nah, I don’t fancy anymore. Like he signed the paper, he did everything, and I did literally all the press. [It] got all the clout and did everything.”


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But, he was adamant about his decision to fight and announced that Temperrr will be his opponent. The fight which will be live on DAZN PPV will reportedly cost the US audience $39.99. And the UK audience will have to pay 11.99 pounds to watch the fight, as reported by talkSport.

Moreover, it was also reported that there will be no change in the venue or the date of the fight.

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It looked like boxing fans were not too happy with the prices put out for the fight PPV. In fact, a lot of fans took to social media to share their thoughts about the same.

A lot of fans felt that the pay-per-view was overpriced for a Misfits Boxing match.


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A user mentioned that the PPV for influencer boxing should not be as high as DAZN quoted. While another user mentioned that the markup for US audiences is not justified.

A few users were quick to give the fight a miss. With @ZENKHIII even referring to the upcoming Gervonta Davis fight.


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However, user @LiamNel48996805 called out all the users that were calling the PPV overpriced. Moreover, the user even went on to call them ‘broke’.


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What are your thoughts on the PPV prices? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Joshua Ben Joseph


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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.
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Shibu Immanuel