Foxtel Business has unveiled a massive Pay-Per-View (PPV) events line-up to round out 2019 – starting with the Hall v Gallen boxing match on Friday night.

It’s a battle of the footy codes, with AFL legend Barry Hall squaring up against NRL icon Paul Gallen in the boxing ring. The highly-anticipated event will be followed up next Sunday 24 November  with WBC heavyweight title rematch between champion Deontay Wilder and contender Luis Ortiz.

In December, the Main Event line-up includes plenty of Australian fighters, with Tim Tszyu, son of Australian sporting legend Kostya Tszyu, taking on Jack Brubaker on Friday 6 December; and Aussie Alexander Volkanovski going after Max Holloway’s belt in UFC 245 on Sunday 15 December. The month is capped off with a rematch between Queenslander Jeff Horn and Michael Zerafa.

Japhy Duldig, general manager of content partnerships at Foxtel Business, said these events are sure to bring crowds to venues.

“Main Event’s line up of local and international events throughout November and December are brilliant value for venues all over Australia. We’ve got two of the biggest names from Australian boxing in Tszyu and Horn battling it out against fierce rivals, both with something to prove to the Australian public. One of the biggest personalities in world boxing, Deontay Wilder fights Luis Ortiz live from the MGM Grand Las Vegas and in UFC, Aussie sensation Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski from Shellharbour, NSW fights current champion Max Holloway for the UFC Featherweight World Title.”

Nick Rogers, general manager of the King Hotel Group in South Australia, is gearing up for the Hall v Gallen fight and agrees that such events can encourage patrons to leave home and frequent their local.

“Events on PPV are unique as it does limit exposure, as it excludes free to air stations, it encourages the sporting fans to come to their local hotel to watch with like minded people, which in turn creates a great atmosphere.

“Punters are very discerning these days on how they spend their money so hotels need to invest in one-off PPV events as forms of social entertainment to gain a competitive edge.”

The full calendar of Pay-Per-View sporting events can be viewed and ordered through Foxtel Business.

Vanessa Cavasinni

Vanessa Cavasinni is the managing editor of Australian Hotelier and Club Management, trade publications for the pub and club sectors respectively. Vanessa has been at the helm of Australian Hotelier since...

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