British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, say what you want about him, always gets stuck in on Twitter with fans. So much so today he’s let slip some of the pay per view numbers he’s done.
Since coming into the sport of boxing a number of years back Hearn has catapulted to fame with a number of massive outdoor stadium shows sold out and more recently, his billion dollar deal in the US for boxing with streaming service DAZN.
Anthony Joshua has not only been the big driver in this over the years, Hearn and his team have done very well themselves to be fair in putting on some strong cards and events.
Obviously, yes, you’re going to get the odd stinker of a show every now and then, or one that shouldn’t be on pay per view but largely, Hearn’s helped boxing overall in terms of growing its popularity.
Even his detractors would be-grudgingly have to admit it at this stage.
Today when speaking to one fan on social media he revealed that in the UK he’s broke the 1 million pay per view buy mark on two occasions:
When’s the last time you did 1.5m buys on HBO PPV sir?
— Babs (@Babs_SP) June 17, 2018
It didn’t do that many but in answer to your question I haven’t. I have done a million plus twice in a much smaller market and 800 plus three times though👍🏼
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) June 17, 2018
As opposed to the US where pay per view figures are released by the likes of HBO and Showtime, Hearn’s broadcaster in the UK Sky Sports largely choose not to share that kind of information with the public.
The above fights Hearn is referring too surely include most of, if not all of, Anthony Joshua’s big fights against opponents in recent years.
Still, pretty impressive considering the UK is a considerably smaller place than the US.
It just goes to show how popular boxing has become in the UK over the past number of years.