According to Thriller representatives, which was the promoter of the event, these are Retirees broke PPV Records of Year you must know.
PRAGUE – Confirmed from multiple sources. Advance sales of pay-TV (PPV) from overseas did not lie this time; legends Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KO) and Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KO) sold over a million PPV with their exhibition. No boxers did better this year …
According to Thriller representatives, which was the promoter of the event, the numbers from the PPV pre-sale were a record. And a few days after the event, which thrilled the boxing world, this was confirmed. According to preliminary estimates, 1.6 million PPVs worth $ 49.95 have been sold on all TV platforms and through online streams.
Just for fun – in the Czech Republic, it broadcast a live broadcast of the Nova Sports station, which also broadcasts it through its VOYO portal.
Both legends’ boxing comeback was successful in all respects; if the PPV sales numbers matched, the promoters alone would raise $ 80 million. To this must be added the sold television rights; Nova Sport was, of course, not the only television in the world that reached for them.
After all, even because of this, the gala evening moved from the originally planned September date by ten weeks to the end of November.
At the same time, overseas sources state that it is a lower number than expected, given the whole event’s success. However, should add that before it took place, the return of both legends – and especially Mike Tyson – was viewed by many people through their fingers. Among them are also some journalists.
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As for the boxing PPV, in the strange year of 2020, the duel Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II, which generated between 800,000 and 850,000 paid broadcasts, sold. Gervonta Davis and Lee Santa Cruz then attacked the estimated 350,000 PPVs sold at the beginning of November.
Only the UFC 251 gala evening, topped by Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, reached over 1.2 million across martial arts. Boxing veterans thus surpassed Conor McGregor’s comeback, whose victory over Donald Cerrone was seen by millions of paying users on television screens.
For Tyson, however, such a success is not unusual; he was considered the funniest boxer, who was a magnet for fans. His matches generated a total of 14.32 million PPVs sold, reaching more than one million PPVs sold overseas seven times. By comparison, nine Saturday’s rival PPV matches sold 3.2 million PPVs, the best in this regard being his heavyweight trip, with the triumph over John Ruiz being bought by 602,000 fans.
That’s why it’s no wonder that Tyson should earn over $ 10 million for the duel, with Jones, the total gauge and a percentage of PPV sales should attack the $ 5 million mark. The legendary “Animal” has repeatedly confirmed that it donates most (if not all) of its earnings to help people affected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic.
And it is also not surprising that it will probably continue its project with the Legends Only League veterans’ exhibition. A pair of his conquerors – James “Buster” Douglas and Evander Holyfield – also attracted attention. The duel with the first on the paid channel in 1990 was not; the pair of contests with Holyfield then sold a total of over 4.5 million PPV (USA and UK) and until the arrival of the couple Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao ruled in this regard.
That both legends of heavyweight would decide to adjust historical statistics again on their old knees?
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