EDDIE HEARN reckons Tyson Fury’s domestic dust-up with Derek Chisora will be a box office flop.
The Gypsy King will make the third defence of his WBC heavyweight title in a Tottenham trilogy bout with his old rival on Saturday week.
Tyson Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Derek Chisora next weekendRichard Pelham / The Sun
PAFury already owns a pair of victories over the veteran heavyweight[/caption]
And Eddie Hearn reckons their trilogy will flop at the box officeREX
And Hearn believes the hefty price will put people off from parting with their hard-earned cash.
He told iD Boxing: “I think it does between 200,000 and 300,000 buys and they probably need between 400,000 and 500,000.
“Listen, Tyson Fury’s a huge star and he’s not going to be boxing for small money.
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“I know what Derek Chisora’s making, I think most people do and if the tickets haven’t quite sold as well as anticipated, you’re under a lot of pressure.
“But that’s the job of the promoter and you put your balls on the line sometimes to hit numbers.
“Sometimes you hit them, and sometimes you don’t hit them. I’ve been on both sides.
“Always ugly, never pretty when you’re on that side.”
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Hearn believes rival promoter Frank Warren and broadcasters BT Sport will be hard-pressed to convince fans to part with nearly £30 for a third fight between the duo.
He continued “I just difficult, Chisora’s a big name, Fury’s a big star, but you’re relying on people to spend that money at a difficult time.”
Fury goes into his third clash with Chisora having handily beaten the veteran in their 2011 and 2014 clashes.
But fan favourite Chisora believes his old foe has REGRESSED since their last meeting eight years ago.
War told BT Sport: “I think he was a better fighter when I last boxed him.
“Last time I fought him he was better, he was good, he was on point.”