There was no doubt that the match between Vasyl Lomachenko and Devin Haney would bring what the fans were looking for. It was an interesting match, with a lot of tension throughout the match. In spite of this, the numbers following the match are what really interest boxing fans the most.
A PPV sale always speaks volumes about the quality of a product. An individual's popularity and the interest that fans have in their fighters can be derived from this measure. It was ESPN's Dan Rafael who revealed the numbers, and many were shocked after hearing that his confirmation about the numbers was accurate.
According to Rafael, about 150 thousand PPVs were sold for the match. There was a PPV price of 60 US dollars for this event. It is certainly true that these numbers are disappointing when we take into account that other matches achieved so much greater success when compared to this one.
There is no way that Lomachenko and Haney can be satisfied with this numbers. In his comments about these numbers, Eddie Hearn emphasized that this cannot be considered as a big fight based on these numbers.
Eddie Hearn and his comments
"The biggest fight that Bob Arum (the top man of Top Rank) organized in the last couple of years is the match between Lomachenko and Haney.
They sold about 150 thousand PPVs. Top Rank doesn't have big matches. This cannot be called a big fight if they sold only 150 thousand transmissions,'' -he said. "Top Rank is a finished story. Bob Arum calls me a 'smirk' That's nonsense, end of story.
Their contract with ESPN is also a finished story.' ', -Eddie added.
It will be interesting to see if the numbers will change in the future, as these numbers cannot satisfy such big boxers like Haney and Lomachenko. In any case, Haney may be more satisfied with the entire situation as a whole.
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