Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder was watched by nearly 10 million people on illegal streams costing more than £200m in revenue

NEARLY 10million boxing fans watched Tyson Fury's draw with Deontay Wilder on illegal streams, costing broadcasters an estimated £200m in revenue.

According to Muso, punters have been able to dodge BT Sport's £19.99 charge and find live video footage of the bout on bogus websites.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder was watched by nearly 10 million people on illegal streams costing more than £200m in revenueGetty Images – Getty3 Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fought out a draw in Los Angeles
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder was watched by nearly 10 million people on illegal streams costing more than £200m in revenuePA:Press Association3 Fury and Wilder are set for a rematch after their thrilling tie in the US

The figures are sure to rile the big broadcasters, with illegal streaming becoming a growing trend that undermines the likes of boxing broadcasters BT Sport, Sky Sports and ITV.

American broadcaster Showtime was charging £58.87 for the fight and will have lost millions from illegal streaming.

Over 133 streaming domains were available online and 80 live YouTube links were being beamed, according to researchers.

Muso chief exec Andy Chatterley said: "This fight was always going to draw in a massive audience, and it certainly did that.

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