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Alla Zakarian

04-02-2021 | 22:49 Boxing
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Simon Jordan frustrated by reported PPV price for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury


Simon Jordan says, he is frustrated by the reported PPV price for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury and complains, the fight is starting to ‘get up his nose'. WBC Champion Fury is set to fight Joshua, who holds WBO, WBA and IBF belts. The fight between two British boxers is almost certain to take place outside of the UK. During Joshua's previous fights with Andy Ruiz and Kubrat Pulev, fans paid £50. to watch the bouts. The money is expected to face further increase in the PPV price for Joshua vs Fury. Jordan told TalkSport: “There seems to be this default setting that we have to universally accept that both of these fighters have got to get £100m each. “That’s been advanced by the promoters, it has to be £100m each. The reality of it is, because of Joshua’s profile in America, they can’t sell the pay-per-view in America in the way they perhaps could do with Tyson Fury or other fighters. “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. “So they can’t get the quantity of pay-per-view buys. Rather than get the quantity, what they do is they up the price by the best part of 50 per cent to make sure that the two fighters must get this universally accepted – that we have all ‘accepted’ they must get – £100m each. “And I look at it and go, ‘Hold on a second, aren’t these two Great British fighters that are supposed to represent something, why is it the fan’s incumbent responsibility to have to pay 40 or 50 per cent more because you can’t sell the fight to get the pay-per-views that you want to give the £100m each they must have?’ “We have to take it to a repugnant part of the world, where they have no human rights concerns, so they can get their £100m each that we have all accepted. I think it is wrong!”
Source: TalkSport
 

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