Frank Warren - Fury bigger draw than Joshua

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Tyson Fury is now a bigger draw than fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua, says promoter Frank Warren.
Unbeaten Fury, 30, could face WBC champion Deontay Wilder in a rematch within the next three months after their controversial draw in December.

And Warren believes his fighter - who has recovered from drug and mental health issues - holds more appeal than IBF, WBA and WBO champion Joshua, 29.

"He's the people's champion," Warren told BBC Sport.

"I think he's now a bigger attraction than Anthony Joshua."

What do people think? Does Fury sell out Wembley for his fights? I honestly have no idea.
 
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Fury wilder would sell it out imo but in general I don't see how fury is the bigger draw. Joshua has a huge following with the majority being the 'casuals'. Although fury now has this improved profile after all his troubles im not sure people will turn out in their tens of thousands to see him box. His following is probably mainly made up of hardcore fans and Joshua haters and I just don't see him selling out stadiums against contenders like Joshua seems to be doing. Having said this I do think that Joshua's appeal is slightly dwindling. I think the fighting in a stadium thing gets a bit old and they will struggle to sell out without the top names in the ring with him. The Wembley date for instance could be surprisingly hard to sell out if they don't pull out a big one and get wilder or fury in there.
 
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I overheard someone on the bus make the point the chinny robot has (a) never fought outside his backyard and (b) never sold 700k UK ppvs at 4am in the morning plus another 350k American ppvs at eighty dollar a pop
 
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I overheard someone on the bus make the point the chinny robot has (a) never fought outside his backyard and (b) never sold 700k UK ppvs at 4am in the morning plus another 350k American ppvs at eighty dollar a pop
Your have to think he could easily do those number and possibly even more should he fight wilder in America. I don't like how he hasn't fought outside of the UK yet though. It just goes to show that they want to milk the ppv success they are having here, but imo a name as big as Joshua should be fighting stateside every now and again. I still don't know the ins and outs of that dazn deal and Joshua's link to it but surely there must be the money for him to fight someone over there in the next year.
 
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How many tickets did Wlad Fury 2 do in Manchester?
It was about 13,000 if I remember correctly at the time it was postponed. Albeit the cheapest tickets were something like £125 so wasn't a surprise. It was also promoted by Mick, so you can double that number for anyone else promoting it
 
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It was about 13,000 if I remember correctly at the time it was postponed. Albeit the cheapest tickets were something like £125 so wasn't a surprise. It was also promoted by Mick, so you can double that number for anyone else promoting it
Yes Mick is inept when it comes to boxing promotion. If someone sensible is on it I expect reasonable ticket prices and better promotion so expect a lot more to be shifted when fury is next in the UK for a big fight.
 
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It shifted a few more tickets than big josh did “buys” in America against shot midget Alec point of view etkin.

Levels.
It was about 13,000 if I remember correctly at the time it was postponed. Albeit the cheapest tickets were something like £125 so wasn't a surprise. It was also promoted by Mick, so you can double that number for anyone else promoting it
Furys profile is on another level now
Can't compare, Fury is in a different league in terms of popularity since then
13k after a win in Dusseldorf against a 10 year unbeaten Wlad who held all the belts. Fury was undisputed HW champ and also lineal champ. 4 belts on line.

Now he is coming back off a loss (I concur it was contentious) in USA to Wilder who isn't half the fighter Wlad was. He holds no belts too. 1 belt on line.
 

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13k after a win in Dusseldorf against a 10 year unbeaten Wlad who held all the belts. Fury was undisputed HW champ and also lineal champ. 4 belts on line.

Now he is coming back off a loss (I concur it was contentious) in USA to Wilder who isn't half the fighter Wlad was. He holds no belts too. 1 belt on line.
Worst post of 2019 (and 2020) goes to...
 
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You realise it was a draw, right?
Sure, watched it live, no belt.

I actually scored it 116-112 IIRC to Fury but of course the only scores that matter are the judges scorecards (unfortunately in my view).

Anyway back to the subject matter, I was putting some substance behind the argument that maybe Fury isn't the draw that Warren thinks he is. I have seen no post with any substance to suggest otherwise.....