Eddie Hearn has issued a foul mouthed response to reports of relatively low pay per view numbers for Canelo Alvarez’ win over John Ryder earlier this month.
Numbers of 150,000 – 200,000 spread on twitter in the wake of the fight, which was Canelo’s first in Mexico in well over a decade.
When these figures were put to Hearn by Boxing Social, he labelled them “bull****” and referenced that there were customers across the world able to purchase the event on other platforms, not just DAZN.
“Absolute b****cks! More like double that. These are the times when I wish DAZN would just come out and say the numbers, because those numbers are bull****.
The fight was on DAZN, but also on various other pay per view platforms as well. Direct TV and many other platforms.
So miles out on the numbers.”
55,000 adoring fans turned out in Guadalajara to witness Canelo retain his undisputed super middleweight crown with a win over the tough and game Ryder
Despite his best efforts to land a stoppage in front of his countrymen and women, Canelo could not budge the Brit, who survived an early nose injury and a fifth round knockdown to take the fight to a decision.
Although he did not do enough to win a great deal of the rounds, ‘The Gorilla’ was competitive throughout the bout, and was described by Canelo following the contest as being the toughest test of any of the eight Brits to have faced him in the ring.
Canelo will now look to finalise the terms of a rematch with old foe Dmitriy Bivol, to whom he suffered his first loss in almost ten years last spring.