Dragon Fire Promotions, the co-promoters for the upcoming WBC Minimumweight title fight between Xiong Zhao Zhong and Osvaldo Novoa have given a public estimate of the viewing figures for the fight. Unlike most fights, where we are talking millions at most, Dragon Fire have estimated 1 billion people.
Yes, read that again, 1 BILLION viewers!
Whilst we all know that fights get hype and hyperbole from promoters with people saying this or that, the fact that Dragon Fire have got such a high estimate does mean that they are expecting a bit more than just a handful of viewers to tune in to the bout.
From what we understand the bout will be televised on CCTV5 in China and streamed worldwide on the CCTV website. This is likely how the estimate has been made. With world wide viewers all able to view the bout, and with Dragon Fire trying to get Fox Australia on board there really could be a massive viewing figure. We will admit however that 1 billion does seem extreme.
Whether you like him or not, Zhong has the opportunity to be the most viewed boxer in history and the man who starts off a boxing revolution, of sort.
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