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Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk has reportedly landed just inside the top ten most-watched boxing pay-per-views of all time.

According to ESPN, Fury vs Usyk generated upwards of $50million (£39.1m) in PPV revenue from just over 1.5 million buys.

Those numbers slot the undisputed heavyweight clash somewhere between No.9 Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto (1.5m) and No.8 Mike Tyson vs Peter McNeeley (1.55m) in the all-time PPV charts.

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The report goes on to add that the vast majority of the Fury vs Usyk buys came from the United Kingdom, while the event also made $40m (£31.3m) in sponsorship and another $3m-plus (£2.3m) in ticket sales.

It is also reported that the event cost in the region of $120m (£93.9m).

Meanwhile, an estimated £95m worth of revenue was lost through illegal streams.

As per the Daily Mail, at least 20 million people illegally streamed the event instead of forking out the £24.99 UK fee.

Sky Sports, TNT Sports, and DAZN all bought the television rights in the United Kingdom but there were also 2,000 different streaming locations broadcasting the action illegally.

A DAZN spokesperson said of the findings: “Sports piracy is theft. DAZN invests a significant amount in combatting it, using technology to monitor the activity of users, and educating fans about the risks.

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“It may seem a victimless crime, but most illegal feeds are provided by criminal networks or carry the risk of phishing and identity theft.

“Our advice is don’t risk the sport you care about, or your own data, by using illegal feeds.”

Usyk was crowned the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 25 years via split decision in their inaugural encounter.

They are now set to run it back on December 21 after Fury activated the two-way rematch clause in their contract.

It is presently unclear whether their second fight will be for all four major sanctioning body belts again as the IBF seems intent on stripping Usyk of their title unless he fights mandatory challenger, Daniel Dubois, next.

Usyk recently put in a request with the IBF to grant him an exception, which is currently under consideration at the time of writing.

“We’re waiting for a decision to be made,” said Usyk’s manager Egis Klimas on the IBF’s pending decision.

Lennox Lewis has weighed in on Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk.

Next month in Saudi Arabia, ‘The Gpysy King’ and ‘The Cat’ will collide in the most important heavyweight bout in years. The two’s clash will crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion in over two decades. Furthermore, the winner will be the first undisputed champion in the division’s history in the four-belt era.

The last man to hold the title of undisputed heavyweight champion was the great Lennox Lewis. ‘The Lion’ accomplished the feat in 1999, with a unanimous decision win over Evander Holyfield. In classic boxing fashion, he was only undisputed for a few months before being stripped of WBA gold.

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Nonetheless, the British great is excited to welcome the winner of Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk to the club. Taking to X earlier this week, Lewis posted about the heavyweight clash. There, he admitted that he was leaning towards ‘The Gypsy King’ to get the job done.

For the record, I’m looking forward to welcoming Fury or Usyk to the Undisputed club. Glad they have decided to chase history. Should be a great fight. A good big un’ beats a good little un’… Advantage Fury.

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: Who is currently favored to win?

The odds agree with Lennox Lewis’ thoughts on Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk.

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‘The Gypsy King’ is coming off one of the worst performances of his career in October. That month, Tyson Fury was nearly upset by the debuting former UFC champion Francis Ngannou. While ‘The Predator’ scored a knockdown, the Brit was able to crawl off the canvas.

Ultimately, after ten rounds of action, Fury earned the split-decision win. Had it not been for Ngannou’s valiant effort, there would already be an undisputed heavyweight champion. In case one forgot, Fury was previously scheduled to fight Usyk on December 23.

However, Fury postponed the bout, giving him more time to prepare and heal. That’s likely the right move, at least based on the betting odds anyway. As of now, the Brit is favored to defeat Oleksandr Usyk on