December 1, 2022

‘What a DISGRACE’: BT Sport face backlash after mountain climbing up pay-per-view worth for Tyson Fury’s struggle with Derek Chisora to record-equalling £26.95, with followers branding it as a ‘ROBBERY’


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Boxing followers have branded the pay-per-view worth for Tyson Fury’s trilogy struggle with Derek Chisora as a ‘shame’ after it was revealed on Tuesday.

The struggle, which can happen on December 3 on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, might be proven on BT Sport Field Workplace for UK viewers, with punters being requested to shell out £26.95 – a brand new excessive for the platform – to observe it.

The value exceeds any of Fury’s earlier fights, which incorporates current wins over Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte.

Followers must pay £26.95 in the event that they need to watch Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora on pay-per-view

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Fans labelled the price hike by BT Sport as a 'disgrace' and a 'robbery' on Tuesday afternoon

Followers labelled the worth hike by BT Sport as a ‘shame’ and a ‘theft’ on Tuesday afternoon

The £26.95 determine matches the identical quantity Sky Sports activities charged clients who needed to observe Anthony Joshua face Oleksandr Usyk earlier this summer season, which was a new document in the case of highest pay-per-view price in UK tv historical past.

And the hike in worth has left followers outraged, with many taking to Twitter to slam BT Sport in consequence.

After the worth was introduced on-line, one fan tweeted: ‘What a shame.’

One other stated: ‘You couldn’t pay me £26.95 to observe it.’

Whereas one other merely labelled the PPV worth of the struggle as a ‘theft’. 

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Others scoffed at the record-matching PPV price, insisting it will be a nail in boxing's coffin

Others scoffed on the record-matching PPV worth, insisting will probably be a nail in boxing’s coffin

One other accused Fury of changing into a humiliation, having beforehand claimed to wanting a possible future struggle with Joshua to be broadcast totally free.

They stated: ‘What the f***. And Tyson Fury stated he needed EVERYONE to have the ability to watch Fury vs Joshua totally free. Fury has gone from elite, fan favorite to embarrassing waste of time in a number of months. SMH.’

One other claimed that they wouldn’t have paid £6 for the struggle, insisting BT Sport can overlook paying nearly £30 for the trilogy bout.

The £26.95 fee is the same amount Sky Sports priced Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk II

The £26.95 payment is identical quantity Sky Sports activities priced Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk II

Sky elevated the PPV price to £27 for the rematch between Joshua and Usyk in July, which was £2 dearer than the final bout between the 2 heavyweight stars, and set a brand new document as the most costly struggle in British boxing historical past.

Joshua misplaced the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles to Usyk in September 2020 after being outclassed within the factors defeat towards the Ukrainian earlier than failing to beat him of their rematch earlier this yr. 

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