Report | KSI vs. Tommy Fury event did a fraction of the PPV buys initially reported
The KSI vs. Tommy Fury event apparently did a fraction of the PPV buys initially reported.
The Prime Card featuring KSI vs Tommy Fury, billed as ‘Judgement Day’ took place on Saturday, October 14th at the AO Arena in Manchester, England.
Tommy Fury defeated KSI by unanimous decision (57–56 , 57–56 , 57–56). It was KSI’s first loss of his professional boxing career. KSI post-fight advised that the result of the bout was a ‘robbery’.
Also featured was a boxing match between Dillon Danis and Logan Paul.
It was Paul who defeated Dillon Danis by disqualification after Danis attempted a guillotine choke late in the fight, which ended in a mass brawl at the AO Arena. Danis is said to be appealing that decision.
‘Happy Punch’, a combat sports social media account reported that the KSI-Fury/Paul-Danis fights had approximately 1.3 million buys. At a cost of $54.99 a pop, that would mean the event took in over $70 million dollars.
That claim has been challenged by Dave Meltzer, a veteran MMA/wrestling journalist who reports the actual number of buys was nowhere near 1.3 million. At closer to 100,00 buys, Meltzer is claiming the event only generated around $5.5 million dollars.
KSI nor Logan Paul have addressed the report from Meltzer or confirmed the amount of money generated from ‘Judgement Day’.
Were you one of the 1.3 million or 100,000 watching the fights on October 14th?
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