Eddie Hearn On The Haney vs Prograis PPV Buys

Eddie Hearn On The Haney vs Prograis PPV Buys

Devin Haney dominated Regis Prograis to a 120-107 (X3) shutout on the scorecards to win the WBC Super Lightweight title and in the process became a two-division world champion.

Haney dropped Prograis in the third and boxed brilliantly with lots of movement and counter-punching, proving too sharp and agile for the flat-footed former 140-pound champion.

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The build-up was fiery and captivated the attention of the boxing public and the general fans.

Golden State Warriors Chase Center, which hosted the fight, was only originally set up for 8,000 tickets but the demand was so strong that more and more tickets were opened and the final result was a 16k sellout.

The gate is expected to exceed $2m, the second seven-digit gate produced by Haney in the United States following his fight with Vasyl Lomachenko in May.

Haney-Lomachenko was the 25-year-old’s PPV debut and reportedly generated 150,000 buys on ESPN. His fight with Prograis is smaller and on a niche platform in DAZN but numbers appear to be very strong according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

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Haney vs Prograis PPV Buys Update

“The best way to describe it is very solid”, Hearn told reporters in Los Angeles, “We know it’s not Tank against Ryan Garcia, it’s not Canelo Alvarez against Triple G and it’s probably on the smaller end of PPV’s.”

“(We are) pleased that it’s gonna be in that range (Haney Lomachenko), for a fight on DAZN and arguably a smaller fight than the Lomachenko fight so very pleased with the numbers.”

By Darshan Desai

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