Eddie Hearn: KSI vs. Logan Paul Did More Than Joshua-Ruiz

Eddie Hearn has revealed the rematch between KSI and Logan Paul had more pay-per-view buys than Anthony Joshua's world title defence against Andy Ruiz Jr in June.

The Matchroom Boxing boss staged the professional rematch of the two social media stars last weekend in Los Angeles.

KSI, who faced Paul under amateur rules with headboards and 16-ounce gloves at a sold-out Manchester Arena back in August 2018, came out on top at the Staples Center, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office, DAZN and Fite TV.

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And Hearn, who said that the numbers surrounding the event were “mind-blowing”, said that the fight had eclipsed former WBA Super, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight champion Joshua’s shock defeat to the aforementioned Ruiz Jr. at New York’s Madison Square Garden in the summer.

"The first fight did 1.2million pay-per-view buys globally. This was much, much bigger this time around," Hearn, 40, told Sirius XM's Fight Nation.

“It's the biggest pay-per-view in the UK of the year so far. That includes the first Joshua-Ruiz Jr fight from America. This fight was cheaper, was half the price of that.”

The first fight between KSI and Logan Paul generated an estimated live gate revenue of over £2.7million ($3.5million) from ticket sales.

"I believe DAZN will announce some numbers this week but I understand it was the most-viewed fight on DAZN so far,” Hearn continued. “It was a big subscription driver as well.

"It wasn't just those two key territories, it was all those other little territories. When we look at the breakdown on Fite TV –– Australia, Saudi Arabia, Eastern Europe, Africa –– it was everywhere.

"You don't realise the audience these guys have. They brought our sport to reach new ground and reach new territories, new demographics and new markets."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by killakali on 11-21-2019

[QUOTE=THEFRESHBRAWLER;20201330]And all those guys sell better than Fury and anyone else at Top Rank LMAO. Heard Arum is sick about signing Fury to that horrible deal. He now realizes fury can’t sell without Wilder.[/QUOTE] Lmao. They said fury be pushing…

Comment by THEFRESHBRAWLER on 11-21-2019

[QUOTE=killakali;20185547]Wow these YouTube guys do more PPVs buys than Spence, Pac, Joshua and get more subscriptions than Canelo. Incredible when you think about it[/QUOTE] And all those guys sell better than Fury and anyone else at Top Rank LMAO. Heard…

Comment by Young Bidness on 11-17-2019

[QUOTE=Califire209;20193940]All of Haney's fights on Dazn have been Subway sandwiches thus far[/QUOTE] the LDBC are pushing Haney. :afro::popcorn:

Comment by Califire209 on 11-17-2019

[QUOTE=Young Bidness;20191679]Subway sandwiches doe[/QUOTE] All of Haney's fights on Dazn have been Subway sandwiches thus far

Comment by Curtis Harper on 11-16-2019

Billie Eilish draws bigger crowds than Sia. Comic book movies rake in billions, while a movie like The Usual Suspect make less than 50 mil. What does it all mean :dunno:

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