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Ellerbe Agrees With Arum: Wilder-Fury Can Do 2M PPV Buys

On November 23rd, Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz will renew acquaintances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight along with 3 supporting bouts will be distributed by FOX pay-per-view.
 
The fight will be a rematch of their March, 2018 bout that Wilder won by 10th round knockout. Wilder was in trouble in the 7th round was was nearly out on his feet before regaining his composure to stop Ortiz.

If Wilder emerges victorious in the second installment, a rematch against Tyson Fury is penciled in for late February in Las Vegas.  The two giants fought to a split draw in December in Los Angeles.

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Mayweather Promotions' CEO Leonard Ellerbe expects the Fury rematch to be much bigger than their first fight provide Wilder defeats Ortiz again.

"I am pretty confident that the February 22nd fight will take place if he can get past Ortiz. It is a massive fight. It definitely has all the makings to have a tremendous amount of success at both the box office and on pay-per-view," Ellerbe told BoxingScene.com.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who co-promotes Fury, recently told BoxingScene.com that he believes Wilder-Fury 2 can sell 2 million pay-per-view buys with the amount of exposure both fighters have received on FOX and ESPN. When told of Arum's bold prediction, Ellerbe didn't scoff at the lofty number.

"I agree with him. If Deontay can get past Ortiz I agree wholeheartedly with Bob. There is no ceiling on the amount of success that that pay-per-view can do. That is a massive pay-per-view that can go through the roof," Ellerbe stated.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by ChadVegas on 11-20-2019

Fight could reach 2 million combined w UK and USA easily Fury needs to fight a live body but he wont Fight will take place in fall if ever folks

Comment by Boksfan on 11-19-2019

Scumbag Ellerbe the cancer of boxing.

Comment by Bob Haymon on 11-19-2019

[QUOTE=factsarenice;20197879]Sorry but those are Mexicans and simply don't give a ***** which maric√≥n wins this fight.[/QUOTE] If you have to guys who are well known enough the fight will sell regardless of nationality. Wilder is the biggest puncher in the…

Comment by factsarenice on 11-19-2019

[QUOTE=Bob Haymon;20197478]1 million buys is a realistic number. If Chavez-Canelo could do that, this fight can too. They're the two most recognizable names in the division in America.[/QUOTE] Sorry but those are Mexicans and simply don't give a ***** which…

Comment by GhostofDempsey on 11-19-2019

Even with all of Fury's WWE steam rolling in, this fight won't sniff 2M buys. Won't even come close to 1 million in my opinion.

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