Via Chris Williams: Eddie Hearn says he doesn’t think Top Rated promoter Bob Arum can pull off a fight between WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and Josh Taylor. According to Hearn, the money it will generate NOT including the huge cost of the wallets that both warriors will want.
Although Bob Arum, who was a Crawford promoter of Top Rank recently said that the Crawford-Taylor match will bring in 1.5 million PPV buys in the UK and sell off a 70,000 seat stadium in the country. there, Hearn didn’t buy it.
Taylor, 30, isn’t too famous and he’s not known to US boxing fans as Shawn Porter either.
Crawford vs. Taylor is not a big enough fight
According to Hearn, he heard that last Saturday night’s fight between Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) and Shawn Porter brought around 190,000 pay-per-view purchases most are on ESPN+, and those are poor numbers.
Hearn estimates that the cost of the fight between Crawford and Taylor will amount to 12 million dollarsand there is no money for this match to cover those costs. Therefore, it is not feasible to lump it together unless Arum wants to.”take a shower” and lost a lot of money in the fight between Crawford vs. Taylor.
Arum has complained about losing money to Crawford’s fights in the past, saying he’s lost enough to build an expensive home in the swanky area. Beverly Hills vicinity of California.
You would think that given Arum’s bad experiences trying to sell Crawford matches on PPV, he would now learn that it was too risky.
“It’s just not a big enough fight,” Speak Listen to iFL TV when asked if Top Rated would have given Crawford against Josh Taylor. “They talk about money.
“I don’t see an exact pay-per-view figure for Crawford – Porter, but if they’re talking about 170, 180, 190 [thousand], that’s still not good enough.
“You CANNOT pay those wallets [for Crawford vs. Taylor] if you’re hitting numbers like that, and Josh Taylor versus Crawford isn’t a big fight,” Hearn said.
Hearn thinks it’s a horrible idea for Arum to try to incorporate the fight between Crawford and Taylor, especially after the very bad Crawford-Porter bombing into PPV.
Revenue will not include $12 million for wallets
“Josh Taylor vs Crawford is nowhere near a big fight like Crawford vs. Porter in America, believe me,” Hearn continued. “Trust me, Josh Taylor is an incredible boxer, but his record has never been promoted or exploited in the right way.
“In America, Porter is a much bigger name,” continued Hearn. “Where will they get the money?” said Hearn reacted when told in the interview that Top Rated promoter Arum wanted to bring the Crawford vs. Taylor to the UK.
“So you have to create, they’re talking about 12 million dollars wallet value. It doesn’t work like that.
“Listen, if you want to fight and lose money, you’re welcome, but that’s not what everyone should do, and I don’t think it’s Bob’s job to be honest, to be honest. . you,” says Heartn.
Given Crawford’s poor record selling PPV against Viktor Postol, Amir Khan and now potentially Shawn Porter, Arum would be insane to try and spread a Terence vs Taylor fight to boxing fans. in the United Kingdom and the United States on a pay-per-person basis. opinion.
That would be a BIG gamble, and it could yield far worse numbers than the Crawford-Porter war.
It would be interesting if Arum stubbornly chose to take this big gamble in the Crawford vs. Taylor and then lose a large amount of dough in the process.
Hearn: Crawford vs. Taylor will lose money
“It was a great fight [Crawford vs. Taylor], but it’s not going to happen because the money they want for that fight doesn’t exist,” Hearn said.
“Therefore unless someone is ready to take a bath and every once in a while people get ready to take a shower,” Hearn continued about the idea of a fight between Crawford and Josh Taylor.
“I mean to take a shower is to lose money on the show, then they can make that fight happen, but the numbers don’t work.
“I have not seen [Crawford vs. Shawn Porter] comprehensive combat. I have seen the knockout stop. I really think he [Crawford] will win most rounds and win in extra time. That was my call, but Porter also won some rounds.
“It was a good fight. I think he [Porter] dad [Kenny] say his preparation wasn’t right or things like that, and that’s why they pulled him out, but Crawford is a brilliant, brilliant fighter.
Hearn of Crawford said: “Without a doubt, he’s at the top of the 5-pound charts and I think he’s the best weight class in the world.
Arum needs to listen to what Hearn is warning him before he dives into what could be a money-losing disaster for him organizing a fight between Crawford and Taylor.
Taylor is a good boxer, but he is NOT a well-known name in America, and his visibility is not what it takes in the United States to sell a fight between him and Crawford.
As for Chris Williams, I could barely understand what Taylor was saying when he spoke because of his thick Scottish accent. I know it’s English, but the dialect is so thick it hurts to hear.
You can only imagine what the press conference would be like for the fight between Crawford and Taylor. Unless they have someone to translate what Taylor is saying, it may be difficult for American boxing fans to understand what he is saying.
We already know that Crawford can’t sell on PPV, which is why it’s a crazy idea for Arum to invest time and money in the little-known Terence vs Taylor battle.
The ONLY battle worth Arum trying and rallying involving Crawford would be against Errol Spence, but that’s unlikely to come next.
The way Spence bailed out right after Crawford’s game last weekend against Porter tells you he doesn’t want to face him next.
To be fair to Spence, he’s about to hurt his eye, and you can’t blame him if he doesn’t want to do a brutal fight with Crawford in the first fight back.
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