Holyfield-Belfort PPV buys: Triller bombs, fails to interrupt even with ‘huge cash loser’

Triller Struggle Membership staged the “Legends II” pay-per-view (PPV) occasion again on Sept. 11 in Hollywood, Fla., headlined by the heavyweight boxing match between the reanimated corpse of Evander Holyfield and Brazilian TRT ambassador Vitor Belfort.

Anderson Silva’s drubbing of Tito Ortiz served as co-headliner.

Belfort was initially booked to throw down with Oscar De La Hoya in Los Angeles; nonetheless, “The Golden Boy” was struck down by coronavirus and compelled to withdraw. Holyfield stepped in — however couldn’t get licensed in California — sending your entire card to “The Sunshine State.”

And like so many different issues in Florida, it was a whole prepare wreck.

“Per sources, Holyfield-Belfort occasion totaled about 150k PPV buys between linear and digital platforms, which might make it an enormous [money] loser for Triller,” boxing insider Dan Raphael wrote on Twitter. “At 150k it might gross about $7.5M from PPV, not remotely near masking even the purses, to not point out remainder of bills.”

The victorious Belfort could need to rethink that $30 million supply to field Jake Paul.

Talking of Paul, he was the Triller money cow earlier than setting sail for Showtime, the place “The Drawback Little one” continued his successful methods towards former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. That contest, held late final month in Cleveland, Ohio, scored round 500k PPV buys.

Triller already had egg on its face for the “exhibition vs. professional” debacle earlier this week and going belly-up on PPV will do little to enhance its picture. Except the inventive minds behind the scenes have one thing spectacular deliberate for the subsequent occasion, we could have seen the final of this specific model of superstar boxing.

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