With the WBC heavyweight title on the line, the fighters will settle their rivalry this weekend after the pair couldn’t be separated during their first fight, before Fury dismantled Wilder with a seventh-round TKO in their rematch in 2020.
But world championships aren’t the only thing on the line this time, with both fighters set to rake in a huge sum of money even before pay-per-view receipts are calculated.
The Nevada Athletic Commission will release the disclosed purses for both fighters later this week, which, The Sun understands, will bank Fury a guaranteed £4.4m ($6m) while Wilder will earn £2.9m ($4m) for the fight.
But it seems the fighters are set to earn much more than that, with The Sun also reporting they will both take home at least £18m ($25m) during Saturday’s fight, with the Gypsy King set to receive a larger share of the pot, which is reportedly being split 60/40.
During their second fight, the pair notably split their earnings 50/50, with both fighters having their disclosed purses set at £3.6m ($5m) each, while Fury reportedly took home around £19.27m ($26m) as well as PPV receipts.
That could make Fury vs Wilder III one of the most-watched fights in the history of boxing, with the second instalment of the trilogy selling between 800,000 and 850,000 pay-per-view packages in North America while each sale was priced at £59 ($79.99).
After his win against Wilder last year, Fury’s net worth reportedly rose to between £80m and £120m, and his latest fight could take that number even higher.
But it seems the Gypsy King is keeping his eyes firmly on keeping hold of his belts and has amicably afforded his opponent some respect ahead of the fight.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of fight night, Fury said: “It’s going to be exciting. Wilder is a dynamite puncher, and as we’ve seen over the last few months, we’ve seen the heavyweight landscape change so much.
“But I’m still on form, doing what I’ve got to do.
“I’m going to knock him spark out on Saturday night and I cannot wait, to get him in that ring and give him a good hiding, for sure.
“I might even take it slow with him. I might take it slow and punish him. Make him say, ‘No mas.'”