It’s hard for fighters to go from earning XYZ and drawing a certain amount of viewers/fans to taking a massively reduced purse. The fight probably wouldn’t have got made had it not been put on PPV. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it.
No, I don’t think these heavyweight fights should be PPV really. If you look at the recent performances of both of them then it’s a reach to say this is of a ‘traditional Sky Sports PPV standard’. That said I’m sure enough people will buy it to make it viable.
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Chisora and Parker now belong in the second tier of heavyweights. This fight should on the undercard of a PPV not the main event itself. I’d have a round robin between that pair, Whyte, Joyce, Ruiz, Hunter etc on the undercard of every big bill.
No. Those fights should be headlining Saturday Fight Night cards. Boxing fans pay enough to numerous subscription channels so PPV should be for the elite super fights. I also worry in the long term the less eyes on some fighters means they won’t get the recognition they deserve.