Anthony Joshua MSG pre-sale record breeds negative fan responses

WBN Staff 18/02/2019
Joshua Miller

Matchroom Boxing celebrated the fact Anthony Joshua broke a pre-sale record as tickets went up for grabs on Friday.

Joshua makes his US debut against Jarrell Miller on June 1 at Madison Square Garden. ‘AJ’ puts his four world title belts on the line.

But as Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn aired his views on the purchase bonanza, replies to the social media post garnered speculation.

“We know that AJ is a huge box office hit in the UK but to break the pre-sale record at the iconic Madison Square Garden is astounding,” said a beaming Hearn.

“We’re building a huge event on June 1. We look forward to the all the build-up beginning with next Tuesday’s press conference in New York.”

All but a couple of the first fifteen or so replies, almost exclusively by UK fans, were negative towards the feat.

Here’s what fans said in response:

Stubhub… gobbled all the tickets!

Big Shout out to stubhub 👊🏻

Stubhub got you covered 😂

They can still get away with it in America. In the U.K, stubhub got taken to court for this.

Good old stubhub 🤔


pre sale records, if you put more pre sale tickets out, then that makes it easier to break records if that’s what you did

13000 I believe of 20k capacity. Hes a fraud

850 tickets still a available at a higher price on stubhub , basically touts . So what record was broken ?? Joke altogether but it never gets mentioned

If they priced 1 ticket at 10 million it would break the record for highest grossing pre sale. They have inflated prices. Tell me @EddieHearn your presale was about 65% of the total tickets was it not? Marketing spin. Yet nearly a 1000 are listed/sold just on stubhub

He’ll never reply to anything regarding ticketing

Who genuinely cares about tickets sold, this is the problem Hearn and aj are all about the money. This is an awful fight that was bottom of the list


A sellout is expected in New York as Joshua bids to begin making tracks towards an undisputed unification with Deontay Wilder.

Tyson Fury recently signed exclusively to ESPN on US soil. As a result, Joshua v Wilder has become closer to reality.

Furthermore, and because of Fury’s deal, it seems like Joshua could even enter talks with Wilder in the coming weeks.

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