Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort Fight Reportedly Sold Only 150k PPVs And Likely Lost A Ton Of Money

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The last-minute Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort fight that also featured alternative commentary with former President Donald Trump didn’t do well according to boxing Dan Rafael.

On Thursday. Rafael reported that the event sold 150k PPV buys and grossed about $7.5 million.

Triller, the promoter of the event, likely lost a ton of money considering Rafael had reported earlier that the 58-year-old Evander Holyfield likely made $5-6 million to take the fight against Belfort on a week’s notice after Oscar De La Hoya was forced out when he contracted Covid.

The one silver lining for Triller is that Anderson Silva, who provided a viral knockout finish of Tito Ortiz, has plenty of people interested in his boxing career and could become a legit PPV draw in the future.