Anthony Joshua defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr attracts almost 1m unlicensed UK viewers

Andy Ruiz Jr inflicted the first defeat of Anthony Joshua’s skilled profession to mutter his world titles

Extra than 13m folks the world over – almost 1m in the UK – aged unauthorised channels to survey Anthony Joshua lose his heavyweight world titles to Andy Ruiz Jr, claims a piracy firm.

Fixed with data from MUSO, there have been 921,994 unlicensed viewers in the UK.

Joshua’s fogeys hail from Nigeria, which had the biggest portion of two.35m.

The worldwide total is absolutely the very best since MUSO started monitoring boxing in 2017, beating the 9.98m for the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight in December.

The UK is 1/three on the list of audiences by nation on the encourage of Kenya (998,027), with 93% of the worldwide viewers the usage of YouTube.

“We noticed how standard the Fury v Wilder fight become throughout piracy networks,” said Muso’s chief executive and co-founder, Andy Chatterley.

“The Joshua v Ruiz fight has been the biggest unauthorised viewers that we now have ever tracked throughout boxing and it is staggering to scrutinize that 93% of the viewers watched through YouTube.

“The friendly pay-per-look viewers figures have but to be printed, however here’s a huge viewers that’s being now not infamous.

“This highly engaged viewers affords up big insight and presumably, more importantly, indispensable industrial opportunity.”

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