Eddie Hearn states that Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 rematch has sold probably only 60% of the tickets for their February 22 bout in Las Vegas.
The Matchroom Boxing promoter says the fight will only bring around 600,000 buys at best on ESPN and FOX pay-per-view on the night.
“I think it’s a good fight, and I think Fury will win the fight, but Wilder is very dangerous,” said Hearn to Fighthype in talking Wilder-Fury 2 rematch. “I think he’ll probably be a little bit more reckless this time around, but I think it’s a 50-50 fight.”
Then Hearn added:
“I don’t like to criticize because people think I’m hating. But when you say you’re not doing a press conference because a fight is too big, and then you do a press conference, and it’s so bad that you do another one, and you get to this stage where you’ve probably sold only 60% of the tickets, it’s not a good sign. But it is a big fight, and on fight week as momentum builds, I’m going to go for 500 to 600,000 buys,” said Hearn.