Frank Warren has responded to reports that Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou did worse than expected in terms of pay-per-view buys on American TV.
The fight itself seemed to have the whole world talking in the build-up, and the event, hosted by Riyadh Season in Saudi Arabia, was a star-studded and high-profile affair with a whole host of big names in attendance from across the boxing, sporting and showbiz world.
The ten rounds of action were also more entertaining than expected, with boxing novice Ngannou putting in an impressive showing, even knocking the undefeated WBC and Lineal world champion down in the third round.
“I’ve seen what’s been said. As for the accuracy, I’m not even going to comment on it. All we need to focus on is the big fight is on.”
The fight was broadcast during the day in the US due to the time difference, and so was more-focused on the UK market for which it had the Saturday night slot.
Warren was then asked about that, to which he said the TNT Sports Box Office pay-per-view hit the targets expected but provided no figures.
“It done very well. Everybody’s happy. What we set out to do we achieved. “
Warren will be hoping the much anticipated undisputed showdown against Oleksandr Usyk will bring greater success still.
Despite being floated for December 23, the promoter has now said he is working on another card for the date, and the four-belt clash will land in February of next year.