Brook v Chaves keeps PPV status despite Klitschko v Fury loss
Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn is set to plough on with plans for IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook to headline a huge pay-per-view card in Sheffield on October 24.
The main event fight opposite Argentinian Diego Chaves at the Motorpoint Arena was due to co-feature with the heavyweight title clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury from Germany until the top division fight was called off on Friday.
It was then assumed by most that Brook v Chaves would be demoted to regular Sky Sports status, although the broadcasters have kept the event as Box Office HD on their list of upcoming boxing events. That means UK fight fans will be expected to pay at least £14.95 to see the fight live on the night.
Hearn will certainly need to add a couple more huge domestic fights to the bill, presumably with world titles on the line, to justify keeping the event on PPV and ease the frustrations of the fans. Chris Eubank Jr has already been drafted in and will make an appearance, whilst Ricky Burns and Gavin McDonnell were confirmed previously.
It could prove tough for Hearn to put together a pay-per-view worthy card at just four weeks’ notice though and it will be interesting to see who else is announced in the coming days.
Regarding Klitschko v Fury, Peter Fury told WBN that he hopes the fight will be rescheduled for November, although Sky would have to sanction an unprecedented fourth pay-per-view in a year if that date was to be given the green light in the UK.