According The Sun, Tyson Fury’s fight against Otto Wallin created a very poor figure of 3,577 tickets sold. The fight on September 14th was at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the arena having a seating capacity of 20,000.
It works out that Fury sold under 20% of what the capacity is for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Nevada State Athletic Commission released figures showing that just 3,577 actual tickets were sold for his bout with Otto Wallin.
The announced attendance was 8,249 at the event but it’s since been revealed that a good portion of these tickets ended up being free. Complimentary tickets were given out in order to bulk up the appearance of the crowds, especially for TV viewing and accounted for 3,898 of the people in attendance. The figures don’t entirely add up though when you add Fury’s sales on to the free tickets (making the total number at 7,475)
The ticket sales generated $999,722.50 which turned out to be less than the prize money that the victor, Fury, received for the fight ($1 million) .
This was Fury’s second fight for Top Rank with ESPN joining up to cover the event. In June, the Brit fought German heavyweight Tom Schwarz, a fight that many slated as a mismatch with Fury winning the fight by knockout in the second round. Some suggested that Fury was paired with Schwarz in an effort to make him look better than he is, something which fans nowadays, do not appreciate. It’s this, that could possibly be the reason for the poor tickets sales. Fans want to see bouts of quality and with the Schwarz fight not demonstrating this, its possible Fury isn’t providing the entertainment that boxing fans really want to see.
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