At the risk of coming across as a sore rival, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested the rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has “probably sold only 60 percent of the tickets.” The news will probably affect betting markets on the fight among New Jersey sportsbooks, many of which offer special odds and promotions to new bettors. For example, bet365 bonus code offer equals to a 100% extra cash on the first deposit. 

Fury and Wilder saw out a controversial draw when they first met in December 2018, and the duo will fight for the WBC and lineal heavyweight titles on February 22, as well as The Ring heavyweight crown.

It’s not the first time Hearn—Anthony Joshua’s promoter—has thrown some shade in the direction of the rematch, though his comments on the ticket fall thus far appears to be little more than speculation, per

“I don’t like to criticize because people think I’m hating. But when you say you’re not doing a press conference because a fight is too big, and then you do a press conference, and it’s so bad that you do another one, and you get to this stage where you’ve probably sold only 60% of the tickets, it’s not a good sign. But it is a big fight, and on fight week as momentum builds, I’m going to go for 500 to 600,000 buys.”

It was reported the first meeting between The Gypsy King and The Bronze Bomber drew 775,000 pay-per-view purchases across the United Kingdom (450,000 buys) and the United States (350,000) alone. 

Suffice it to say, Matchroom figurehead Hearn may have some slight in his prediction.

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