Tyson Fury to Earn More Than Deontay Wilder for the Trilogy Fight

Published 05/22/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The heavyweight division has come to life in the last few days with all the drama. After Deontay Wilder won his arbitration case regarding the trilogy bout, Tyson Fury had to give up the undisputed title bout with Joshua and face ‘The Bronze Bomber.’ And now, we have more details about their trilogy fight.

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Reports suggest that the two heavyweights could meet as early as July 24. Furthermore, rumors also confirmed that Wilder has signed his side of the contract, and ‘The Gypsy King’ will do the same in the next few days. As a result, we now know how much each fighter will earn for this massive event.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 15: Boxer Tyson Fury makes his grand entrance to fight Tom Schwarz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Michael Benson from talkSPORT was the first to report the news. He took to his Twitter to confirm that per a pre-existing clause, they would split the fight earnings 60/40 in favor of the winner of the second fight i.e. the 30-0-1 champion. For the second fight, however, Wilder and Fury had a 50/50 split.

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Despite bagging 60%, this could still be less than Fury’s potential earnings with the ‘AJ’ event.

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s demands

Despite the tweet revealing that Fury would earn more, it did not bring any figures to light. The complete breakdown will also include the PPV share and other aspects. Therefore, we will only find out the exact numbers after the event. However, money was another topic of debate between the two.

Despite the ruling, Fury could have still faced Joshua for the undisputed title if they paid Deontay Wilder step-aside money. However, he claimed ‘The Bronze Bomber’ demanded $20 million to step aside. And these demands did not go down well with the champion.

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Unsurprisingly, Fury, who had a brutally honest reaction to this, said he would rather pay in ‘as* whoopings’ than pay any fighter any money to step aside. Thus, this showed the eagerness of ‘The Gypsy King’ to close the Wilder chapter once and for all.

What do you make of these reports? 

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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