Fury-Wilder Does 325K PPV Buys Despite Nearly 10M People Illegally Streaming Fight
Early pay-per-view estimates came out shortly after the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder bout and it was said to do more than 300,000 buys.
Wilder and Fury exceeded expectations according to multiple reports.
The fight between heavyweight world titlist Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury on Dec. 1 generated approximately 325,000 pay-per-view buys, multiple industry sources have told ESPN.
Based on 325,000 buys, the pay-per-view grossed around $24 million, though about half that money goes to the cable and satellite providers.
That is a phenomenal number when you factor in that nearly 10 million people illegally streamed the match. Digital piracy specialist Muso reported that last weekend’s fight attract ted a whooping global piracy audience of 9.98 million, according to John Glenday of The Drum.
The report went on to state the fight was available on at least 133 piracy streaming domains and 80 YouTube live links.
Fans in the U.S.A paid $74.99 to watch the fight on Showtime, while viewers in the United Kingdom were charged £19.85 by BT Sport.