Followers wishing to observe Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title defence in opposition to Kubrat Pulev should fork out £24.95 for the pleasure.
The WBA, WBO and IBF champion will put his belts on the road in opposition to the Bulgarian, who’s his obligatory challenger, on the O2 Area in London on December 12.
Joshua has not been within the ring since defeating Andy Ruiz Jr nearly 12 months in the past, a struggle which noticed him carry the belts again to Britain after avenging his sole skilled loss.
However, regardless of returning to the UK for the primary time since 2018, followers of the 31-year-old should pay £24.95 to observe the struggle on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace.
Lawrence Okolie and Hughie Fury will seem on the undercard, with Martin Bakole kicking the occasion within the capital off.
Followers grew to become accustomed to paying £19.95 for pay-per-view occasions, however had been pressure to cough up much more for Joshua’s final struggle.
Massive sections of followers had been left upset at having to pay the very same value for the rematch with Ruiz final yr, with Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn claiming ‘I believe you’ll not see £24.95 once more for a while’.
He informed Boxing Social in 2019: “It wasn’t my choice, I perceive it, it’s the largest struggle of the century, it’s one of many greatest fights of all time.
“It’s not a mirrored image of the way forward for Pay-Per-View, I believe it is a one off struggle the place you could not ever see a struggle like this once more.
“In order that was a choice they made, they all the time management the worth level Sky, typically they seek the advice of in me, typically I’m informed what it’s.
“The KSI vs Logan Paul struggle from earlier this month was proven for £9.95.
Nonetheless, the worth has now been set at £24.95 for Joshua’s first struggle in a yr.
Followers usually are not allowed in to observe owing to the coronavirus restrictions in place, so having no earnings from ticket gross sales is prone to have performed a significant half within the choice.
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