Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh is all set to fight on 19th March against Russia’s Artysh Lopsan at the Majestic Pride Casino Ship in Goa.
The fight won’t be available on terrestrial or satellite television, instead, the fight will be available on BookMyShow and Dream11 backed Fancode.
Vijender Singh has now joined the elite list of boxers in the US and UK to fight on a pay-per-view platform. Historically, the pay-per-view mode of watching boxing is used by promoters and networks alike to generate huge sums of money that weren’t possible through ad revenue.
The biggest boxing stars leverage their popularity into convincing the hardcore and casual boxing fans in purchasing the PPV for their fights. The biggest names in Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard etc used to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in pay-per-view revenue.
Currently, the biggest PPV boxing stars include the likes of Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Errol Spence Jr, Canelo Alvarez etc. Now with Vijender Singh ditching the television to fight on PPV platform clearly shows that the former Olympic medalist is eager to join the ranks of his western counterparts and enjoy all the benefits a successful PPV model can bring.
Vijender Singh, the next PPV star
Fans can purchase the PPV on BookMyShow and Fancode for just ₹99 (Inclusive of all taxes).
Vijender Singh was last seen in action back in November when he fought Charles Adamu (33-14-0) of Ghana at Caesars Palace, Bluewaters DXB. In that fight, Singh knocked down the Ghanian three-times and defeated him via a unanimous decision.
Prior to that, the unbeaten Boxing sensation from Bhiwani was seen in action in July of 2019 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, when he took on Mike Snider and defeated him via TKO in the fourth round.
Top Indian boxing contender Neeraj Goyatwill take on Sandeep Kumar (Super Welterweight) on the same card as the co-main event headliner. There will be six other under-card fights as well.
“It is going to be a big fight in Goa. Vijender has the experience and unbeaten streak while Lopsan also has a good record under his belt. I’m expecting a really good fight between the two and fans will be able to witness something incredible,” added IOSBoxing Promotions’ Neerav Tomar.
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