Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: British boxer to earn £31m after fight

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: British boxer to earn £31m after fight

- Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury heavyweight bout lights up boxing world in the early hours of Sunday

- While the belt remains the ultimate prize, Fury is set to go home with a staggering £31m after the fight

- Both boxers met in December 2018, but it was a case of no victor, no vanquish at the end of the 12th round

British heavyweight fighter Tyson Fury face-off with Deontay Wilder for the second time for the WBC title at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas this weekend.

Their first encounter in December 2018 ended in a stalemate after the officials ended up with a split decision after the 12th round.

The title remains the ultimate reward for the winner of the clash but much more important is how much they are likely to take home after the fight.

Although it is unclear how much the 'Bronze Bomber' will walk away with being the title holder as at the time of this report, Fury is expected to smile home with a staggering £31million.

According to The Mirror, 17,000 capacity MGM Grand Garden Arena has been sold out already and the revenue will definitely increase depending on the pay-per-view sales in the US and UK.

The publication further revealed that the 'Gypsy King' who is yet to lose any fight will earn a guaranteed £19 million after the fight.

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Meanwhile, his American promoter Bob Arum added the amount could double depending on the pay-per-view figures.

There are guarantees each fighter gets,” said the Top Rank chief. “It’s a complete 50/50 deal between our promotion and Wilder’s promotion.

It’s sold out in the Arena, so that’s $16million less taxes. We also know the closed-circuit sales are doing better than anyone anticipated.

I’ve talked to Frank Warren, who’s the co-promoter with Tyson Fury, and he believes the English pay-per-view, even at four in the morning, will be one million.

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If the pay-per-view hit two million here they would each get, I don’t know what Wilder would get, but my guy would get well over $40million. “What they end up with depends on the US and English pay-per-view.”

Fury’s earnings would still be less than the £46million Anthony Joshua received for beating Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch in December, which is the biggest purse for a British fighter.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that American boxer Deontay Wilder is ready to defend his WBC title when he battles Tyson Fury in their heavyweight re-match at the 17,000 capacity MGM Arena on February 22.

Their first meeting ended in a no victor, no vanquished affair at the end of the 12th round in December 2018.

However, the build-up towards this weekend's clash of the titans entered a fresh new level as both took the stage during their press conference to call themselves names.

Source: Yen Newspaper

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