Fury vs. Usyk PPV Lands at $69.99 on DAZN USA and £24.99 in UK

By Charles Brun - 02/01/2024 - Comments

U.S. fans will need to brace themselves, as the price of $69.99 on DAZN PPV has been revealed for the ‘Ring of Fire’ event, headlined by heavyweight champions Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury, on May 18th at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The steep $69.99 price would make sense if boxing fans weren’t already paying a monthly or yearly subscription price for DAZN. When you look at fans who are already paying for a yearly subscription at $24.99 or monthly at $19.99 for DAZN, it’s alarming to see Fury-Usyk going for $69.99 on top of that.

The DAZN UK PPV price for Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk on May 18th will be £24.99 – this includes one month’s DAZN subscription.

Granted, the typical PPV prices for events in the U.S. are around $75 smackers, but asking fans to pay additional big cash for Fury vs. Usyk won’t sit right with people.

The PPV price could be a hurdle for fans in the States, as this is not a must-see fight for many of them, who aren’t enamored by the 35-year-old Fury like the British fans are, especially after Tyson’s controversial win over novice Francis Ngannou last October.

That fight was eye-opening, exposing Fury for what he is to the light of day, showing that he’s not the guy that people thought he was. It was all smoke & mirrors all these years.

American boxing fans had hoped that His Excellency Turki Alalshikh, would make it more affordable to purchase the Fury vs. Usyk event without needing to hock the family jewels to watch this. A better price for this event would have been around $30.

If His Excellency sold it for that price, more U.S. fans would be willing to pay, but not for $69.99. That’s a barrier to this event being viewed by many Americans.

What You Get for Your Money

Aside from the Fury vs. Usyk undisputed heavyweight clash in the 12-round headliner on the May 18th ‘Ring of Fire’ event, these are the undercard fights:

  • Jai Opetai vs. Mairis Briedis: rematch
  • Joe Cordina vs. Anthony Cacace: IBF super featherweight match
  • Sergiy Kovalev vs. Robin Sirwan Safar

The undercard has one good that U.S boxing fans would be interested in seeing between former IBF cruiserweight champion Opetaia and Briedis. But apart from that, fans won’t be excited to see the IBF super featherweight champion defend against Cacace.

The other fight between 39-year-old former light heavyweight champion Kovalev and the little-known Safar is not interesting.