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Eddie Hearn Responds To Rumours Of Anthony Joshua Vs Tyson Fury Costing £49.95

Eddie Hearn Responds To Rumours Of Anthony Joshua Vs Tyson Fury Costing £49.95

Eddie Hearn has laughed off claims that Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury could cost up to £49.95 - but hinted it could cost more than a usual pay-per-view.

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World Boxing News reported last week that the battle of the Brits could cost between £29.95 and £49.95 on Sky Sports and BT Sport Box Office.

However, Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn has dismissed the £49.95 price point but did hint at a slight price increase.

"You think that I'm going to double [it], oh and by the way, I don't even set the pay-per-view prices," he told iFL TV per The Sun.

"You think Sky are going to double of Joshua - Ruiz for example, for Joshua - Fury.

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"Do I think that'll go over £29.95, no I don't.

"But again, this isn't my decision. I don't think Sky are looking at this fight thinking, 'Oh yeah, that'll give us an excuse to put the price up'.

Joshua and Fury have agreed terms to clash in 2021 with a two fight series currently planned with all the belts on the line.

Hearn went on to state that he thinks the fight will be the biggest in British boxing history.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"Is it the biggest fight ever? Yes, biggest British fight ever, yes," the 41-year-old explained.

"But my relationship with the costumers and the fans has to be everything, because I want the longevity, I want the respect and I want your trust and I want to give you value.

"So I'm not here to come in like a cowboy and go £49.99, see you later, cheers, bye, with a sack of money.'

"It's got to be right, it's got to represent the value of the product like everything has.

"Maybe Tyson Fury wants it to be £49.99, I don't think it should be anywhere near that kind of money and I don't believe Sky would either."

Both competitors will earn huge purses for the fight and multiple titles being on the line make it a lucrative contest.

Promoter Frank Warren claims the pair of world heavyweight title holders could earn purses of $60 - $70 million (£47 million-£55 million).

Fury and Joshua's purses could then double if they have an immediate rematch.

Who do you think will win when Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury finally face off?

Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images & iFL TV

Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, BT, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Sky, Eddie Hearn, Rivalries

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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