There are many signs that the coronavirus epidemic could have a significant impact on boxers’ fees and the earnings of promoters, and it’s not a shortage or limited number of spectators at boxing nights.
Alexander Povetkin – Dillian White
On August 22nd after a long hiatus, the first major pay-per-view (PPV) evening took place in the UK. It turns out that a very promising fight for the belt of the diamond WBC heavyweight champion between Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) and Dillian White (27-2, 18 KOs) gathered, according to preliminary estimates, from 177 to 222 thousand spectators.
If confirmed, this will be White’s weakest PPV record in all of his performances. For comparison: the fight of “The Body Snatcher” with Joseph Parker bought 474 thousand, with Derek Chisora - 438 thousand, and with Oscar Rivas – 286 thousand.