Las Vegas witnessed a war last week, a brutal display of boxing that left both fighters bloodied and the judges divided. In a major upset, Sebastian Fundora defied the odds and snatched the WBC and WBO junior middleweight titles from Tim Tszyu in a split-decision victory. Even though it was quite an interesting fight, there have been discussions about how the PPV buys of this bout might have been disappointing.

However, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe thinks otherwise. And he questioned the source of such a claim that suggested poor PPV buys for the event. Not only him, but even the PBC director called it a “stupid” thing to say.

Ellerbe doesn’t believe in Boxing Insider’s source


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In one of the posts by the infamous boxing insider Rick Glaser, he informed that Tszyu vs. Fundora “tanked” on PBC. He wrote, “It seems as if #Amazon & #PBC are hiding the number, which in reality is it’s so low it’s an embarrassment.” His source, who is an LA-based entertainment attorney, stated that nobody really bought the fight on the pay-per-view. In fact, Glaser’s estimate suggested that this fight did even lower than Devin HaneyRegis Prograis‘s fight in the PPV numbers.

So are the number less than 50,000 PPV buys? Not according to Leonard Ellerbe and the PBC director Kenneth Bouhairie. So, at first, Bouhairie reacted to Glaser’s claims, and wrote, “Not even 5% of what he wrote is true. You gotta admire this guy’s determination.” Then, Ellerbe chimed in and wrote, “Anyone who entertains anything this imbecile says has to be stupid!!!”

In this post, a fan made a comment laughing at the fact that Glaser’s source is an “LA-based entertainment attorney.”

Ellerbe shared thai comment, and revealed, “Yeah the same attorney in the same position for 20+ years who’s feeding a dude this information, got it.” Besides Glaser, even Eddie Hearn was another person who believed that Tszyu-Fundora didn’t do well financially.

Eddie Hearn talks about the financial outcome of the Tszyu-Fundora fight


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Eddie Hearn, the outspoken Matchroom promoter, landed a jab at the revenue Tim Tszyu vs Sebastian Fundora fight yielded. He claimed that the fight fell short of the 20,000 PPV mark, a stark contrast to his previous comments about Devin Haney vs Regis Prograis. Hearn wasn’t done there.

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He countered Leonard Ellerbe’s criticism of DAZN, the streaming giant, by highlighting the upcoming fights. Canelo Alvarez, signed to Ellerbe’s Mayweather Promotions, is set to headline a DAZN show. Hearn playfully asked, “Who needs who more?” This exchange throws shade at the fragmented nature of boxing.


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So, even Hearn believes that the fight couldn’t too well monetarily, so, it wasn’t just Rick Glaser talking about such a thing happening. What are your thoughts on this? Tell us in the comments section.

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