Tyson Fury set to earn personal-best £40m purse from Deontay Wilder rematch

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The WBC heavyweight world title bout between the Gypsy King and and The Bronze Bomber will earn a guaranteed fight purse of £20 million, with Fury’s previous highest pay-day being the £15 million he earned from bouts with Otto Wallin and Tom Schwarz.

The two will face off in a huge heavyweight rematch this weekend for Wilder’s WBC belt and the vacant Ring Magazine title.

Fury’s purse, whilst he is guaranteed £20 million, will rise to an astounding £40 million once ticket and PPV sales along with the live gate are put together.

Bob Arum, who is The Gypsy King’s promoter said: “It’s sold out in the Arena, so that’s $16million fewer in taxes.

“We also know the closes circuit sales are doing better than anyone anticipated.

“What we don’t know is the English pay-per-view and the US pay-per-view. 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.

“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 (£33m).”

Fury only has two more fights after the Wilder bout to fulfil of his £80m deal with Top Rank and ESPN that was signed last year.

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The 31-year-old’s first bout with The Bronze Bomber only mustered just £325,000 PPV buys in the United States, and are more than likely to reach the one million mark this time
around, though the £2million, that is unlikely, will push Fury’s purse to even more than the £40m predicted.

Despite the rematch having less appeal than the first bout that ended in a draw in December 2018, Fury’s purse is still expected to be less than the British record held by Anthony Joshua.

Joshua pocketed close to £50million following his huge rematch bout with Andy Ruiz Jr that took place in Saudi Arabia only last December.

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