The Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius UK PPV charges have been released and it’s a much fairer jolt than the US award that has caused widespread outrage online. The fight will be available via the FITE TV app in the UK on Saturday night for a one off payment of £12.99.
In the US, fans will be forced to shell out $74.99 (£67.87) to watch the fight via Fox Sports. Understandably, the announcement was met with resistance as supporters took to social media to voice their opinions on the matter.
One fan described the cost as: ‘Disgusting’, while another added: ‘Americans are getting robbed’. The complaints didn’t stop there, as one furious punter tweeted, “How is this PPV? I hardly want to watch it for free. And I’m a huge boxing fan.
Before another supporter concluded: “It’s embarrassing. The audacity to charge that kind of money is laughable. I heard Super Bowl tickets cost at least 5,000? The final of the World Cup is much bigger and tickets are only 400 pounds hahahaha. The sport is purely commercial in the United States. No passion.”
“When I got my statue, and all my accomplishments are set in stone, you look at a living, walking legend. Either way, my supporters or my detractors, when all the talk dies, this statue remains stand up. Do you feel me?
Wilder vs. Helenius was elevated to a WBC knockout bout with the winner set to face Andy Ruiz Jr in a final eliminator for a shot at Fury’s green strap. However, unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is expected to be at ringside and has already shown interest in a fight with Wilder after talks to hold the undisputed contest with Fury broke down earlier this year.