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Jordan hits out at pay-per-view price hike for Joshua, Tyson Fury bout

Boxing buff, Simon Jordan, has kicked against the price hike attached to pay-per-view when Anthony Joshua file out against Tyson Fury in their proposed heavyweight clash.

Jordan is among a number of boxing fans unhappy at the prospect of Fury vs Joshua costing an increased price on pay-per-view.

Britain’s two heavyweight world champions are set to collide twice in the next 12 months to determine who the true number one is.

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are finally set to lock horns for all the heavyweight marbles

Fury, who holds the WBC and Ring Magazine belts, wants to wrench Joshua’s WBO, WBA and IBF straps from his waist after calling for the bout for nearly four years.

However, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist has chased the undisputed world titles ever since turning professional and signing for Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing.

In order to pit the two best in the world against one another, it seems almost certain the fight will NOT happen in the UK and the fans will be the ones to suffer.

In order to watch Joshua beat Andy Ruiz and Kubrat Pulev, supporters will have had to fork out a total of £50.

And with claims of a further increase in the PPV price for Joshua vs Fury, Jordan took the opportunity to vent his frustrations to Jim White on talkSPORT.

He said: “There seems to be this default setting that we have to universally accept that both of these fighters have got to get £100m each.

“That’s been advanced by the promoters, it has to be £100m each. The reality of it is, because of Joshua’s profile in America, they can’t sell the pay-per-view in America in the way they perhaps could do with Tyson Fury or other fighters.

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“So they are looking at a quantity of pay-per-views; they’re going to take it to the most repugnant part of the world for human rights issues because they can get paid £120m over there for facilities fees, so the timing of that means they can’t sell it to the American market.

“So they can’t get the quantity of pay-per-view buys. Rather than get the quantity, what they do is they up the price by the best part of 50 per cent to make sure that the two fighters must get this universally accepted – that we have all ‘accepted’ they must get – £100m each.

“And I look at it and go, ‘Hold on a second, aren’t these two Great British fighters that are supposed to represent something, why is it the fan’s incumbent responsibility to have to pay 40 or 50 per cent more because you can’t sell the fight to get the pay-per-views that you want to give the £100m each they must have?’

“We have to take it to a repugnant part of the world, where they have no human rights concerns, so they can get their £100m each that we have all accepted. I think it is wrong!”

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