Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury proved to be quite the draw in his comeback fight with people watching on TV.
While the fight wasn’t great, the star power of Fury cannot be questioned after he drew more than solid numbers in the UK.
Promoter of the event Frank Warren confirmed that the fight drew 814,000 viewers at peak on BT Sport,
Making it the most watched fight so far this year in the UK on a subscription platform.
Of course the big rival to BT Sport in the UK are Sky Sports, who typically put their biggest fights on pay per view (Anthony Joshua fights for example) and not on their standard subscription service.
While the Fury comeback opponent Sefer Seferi may have disappointed, all in all, the above is good news for boxing in terms of having another big name back in the heavyweight division.
Fury brings entertainment and makes the heavyweight division an even more interesting place again.
Heavyweight boxing is alive and well right now with the likes of Fury, his cousin Hughie, Joshua, Wilder, Dillian Whyte, Joseph Parker, Povetkin, ‘Big Baby’ Miller and many other new prospects like Daniel Dubois coming through.
It’ll be interesting to see how it all unfolds over the next twelve months or so.