Frank Warren has defended the price point of the Fury Vs Chisora 3 pay-per-view this past Saturday night, claiming the card as a whole offered good value to punters.
The Queensberry boss was being grilled by Simon Jordan on Talksport, where he was quick to remind the public they were under no obligation to buy tickets or purchase the pay-per-view at £26.95.
“There was value, there was a great fight on the undercard between Daniel Dubois [and Keven Lerena] – he defended his title. There was a really good European title fight [between] two world ranked boxers on there [Denys Barinchyk and Yvan Mendy] and there’s some good youngsters.
At the end of the day, no one put’s anybody’s arm up their back to buy tickets.”
😡 Simon: “You put on a pup of a fight & charged top money, it’s not right.”
🎟️ Frank: “Well, no one forces anyone to buy the tickets, Simon!”
🤦♂️ Simon: “People will go and watch Fury lick a stamp right now!”
Simon Jordan and Frank Warren get heated over Fury vs Chisora! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/J1E1M3okBa
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 5, 2022
The fight itself played out as many predicted, with Fury dominating affairs from more or less start to finish and Chisora taking sustained punishment before referee Victor Loughlin mercifully stopped the contest in the tenth round.
Boos rang around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with fans perhaps upset at just how uncompetitive the fight – which was for Fury’s WBC world title – had been.
Talks with unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk for an undisputed showdown in 2023 are said to be progressing well, and the Ukrainian faced off with Fury after the fight in London as ‘The Gypsy King’ bellowed obscenities in his face.
British heavyweight Joe Joyce then gatecrashed Fury and Usyk’s face off, leaving viewers watching a bizarre three way stare off between the men. Fury said Joyce would be the man getting the call for a fight if a date with Usyk can’t be pencilled in for the first half of 2023.