August 10, 2022

‘How a lot?!’: Boxing followers fume as Sky Sports activities announce they’ll cost £26.95 for Anthony Joshua’s Saudi rematch with Oleksandr Usyk – the very best PPV price in UK TV HISTORY – with some vowing to ‘stream it totally free’

  • Anthony Joshua’s rematch battle with Oleksandr Usyk has set a brand new PPV report
  • The battle will price people looking for to observe the bout at residence £26.95
  • Joshua has switched coaching camps to battle beneath the workforce of Robert Garcia
  • The heavyweight conflict will happen in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 20 

Boxing followers are fuming after it was revealed that Anthony Joshua’s rematch with heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will set a brand new report as the very best pay-per-view price in UK tv historical past.

Joshua is looking for to reclaim his heavyweight title towards Usyk on August 20 with the pair taking to the ring in Saudi Arabia, however some followers have insisted they gained’t be tuning in to observe the title bout.

Sky Sports activities will as soon as once more stream the heavyweight title conflict regardless of Joshua signing an unique settlement with broadcaster DAZN after Sky gained the rights to stream the battle for a reported £25million.

Anthony Joshua (proper) and Oleksandr Usyk (left) will meet for his or her rematch in August

Sky have elevated the PPV price to £27 for the upcoming battle which is £2 costlier than the final bout between the 2 heavyweight stars, and units a brand new report as the most costly battle in British boxing historical past.

Joshua misplaced the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles to Usyk in September 2020 after being outclassed within the factors defeat towards the 35-year-old Ukrainian on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium..

The English fighter has swapped trainers to battle beneath American Robert Garcia after dropping long-standing coach Rob McCraken.

Garcia has educated 20 world champions however by no means at heavyweight and will probably be looking for to unite Joshua along with his title belts as soon as once more in an try to line up a unification title battle with Tyson Fury. 

Surprised boxing supporters voiced their frustration after Sky’s announcement with many blasting the broadcasting giants for the eye-watering cost.

One boxing fan has threatened to stream the fight illegally after the PPV price was revealed

One boxing fan has threatened to stream the battle illegally after the PPV worth was revealed

This Twitter user was one of many fans left stunned at Sky Sports' huge asking price

This Twitter person was considered one of many followers left surprised at Sky Sports activities’ big asking worth

One person threatened to observe the battle illegally on-line as they scoffed on the big PPV price saying, ‘£27 for the UsykJoshua2 battle I’ll stream it totally free!’.

One other was left shocked and summarised the payment in a brief tweet studying, ’27 quid for a battle …. Wow!!’.

Like many boxing fans, this user will head to the pub to watch the upcoming bout for free

Like many boxing followers, this person will head to the pub to observe the upcoming bout totally free

One social media person joked that the hiked worth was because of inflation, whereas one other insisted they’ll as a substitute head to the pub to the watch the upcoming battle and calling Sky ‘robbing b*******’.

Nonetheless one person sought to elucidate the worth rise, claiming that Sky ‘want the cash’ as they face stiff competitors from new boxing broadcaster DAZN.