Boxing News At Five | Dec 09 2019

Boxing News at Five: Joshua breaks his own Sky Sports Box Office record, Masvidal’s preference is a money fight against Mayweather

Anthony Joshua's revenge victory over Andy Ruiz Jnr smashed the UK Box Office record, and Jorge Masvidal makes Floyd Mayweather his number one target
Anthony Joshua

SKY SPORTS hoped the numbers would be big and they weren’t disappointed.

Saturday’s WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title fight between Andy Ruiz Jnr and Anthony Joshua secured a staggering 1.6 million pay-per-view buys (according to the Daily Mail) in the United Kingdom, at a bumped up price of £24.95, making it the most popular Sky Sports Box Office boxing event of all time.

The rematch, which took place in Saudi Arabia, didn’t catch fire the way many hoped, ultimately lacking the drama of the pair’s June encounter, yet what did it for fans was the pre-fight intrigue and the story of Joshua seeking revenge.

 

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