Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn talks to Battle Hub TV in regards to the launch of PBC on Amazon Prime, beginning with a PPV occasion headlined by Keith Thurman vs Tim Tszyu. Hearn admits that he thinks as a fan the cardboard will present a enjoyable night time of boxing, however doesn’t see how any of the fights will drive a profitable PPV efficiency.
Hearn on the launch of PBC on Prime with a Keith Thurman vs Tim Tszyu PPV
“I feel it’s a very good night time of boxing. I feel it’s a little bit of a botch job the place it’s identical to throw a load of stuff collectively. The primary occasion, for me, is a really weak PPV.
“I don’t thoughts saying, I discover Keith Thurman fairly an attention-grabbing character. He’s type of disappeared for 2 years, he’s come again to the press convention, he’s like, his chat is attention-grabbing. The swimsuit is attention-grabbing, he seems a bit bit older than he did earlier than and I’m not likely certain what he’s doing within the recreation or how hungry he’s.
“I simply really feel like as a PPV, traditionally we all know these form of PPVs don’t promote, and if it’s a very good card it don’t actually matter as a result of you need to seize the eye with a giant headliner, whether or not that’s Tank towards Ryan Garcia, whether or not that’s Canelo towards X…not Keith Thurman towards Tim Tszyu. That isn’t going to do good numbers on PPV.
“As an evening, I fairly prefer it. I feel as a boxing fan I’d purchase it, however that’s not going to provide the numbers…Keith Thurman vs Tim Tsyzu might be a combat I may in all probability say to you guys ‘give me 100 fights to be made’ and you wouldn’t say Keith Thurman towards Tim Tszyu. Like, you wouldn’t. And I feel, by the way in which, Tim Tszyu will cease Keith Thurman, 100%.”
On Rolando Romero vs Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz
“I imply, Pitbull will — I feel he’s a extremely entertaining fighter, a bit bit restricted at elite degree — I feel he’ll steamroll by means of Rolly and can cease him. I say Rolly on the press convention. I imply, the man don’t even actually appear like he needs to be there…it’s not a compelling combat. Once more, it’s not a combat that’s going to drive PPV gross sales.
“In case you mix all of it, and this isn’t being a hater — good night time of boxing. However you already know that ain’t gonna do PPV numbers.”