Who Won Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2? Results, Scorecards, Purses, PPV Buys, and Full Fight

Published 09/28/2021, 10:50 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 02: WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury face-off during the New York Press Conference at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on October 2, 2018 in New York City. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to fight on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


The rivalry between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder might have been the most intense heavyweight feud of the era. After dominating the entire division in their respective journeys, the boxing stars came across a sheer challenge when they offered themselves against each other. In the first fight, both men departed with their undefeated records intact, as the bout ended in a split draw.

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However, Tyson Fury snatched away Deontay Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title in the rematch via a round 7 TKO on February 22, 2020, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. After an impeccable run of 42-0-1, Wilder suffered his maiden career loss, which came in as a major setback.

It was a lopsided collision in which Wilder remained on the wrong end of a beat down. Well, the first fight was also quite similar, with Tyson Fury outboxing his American rival for all 12 rounds. But a stunning knockdown by Wilder in the 12th prompted the judges to declare the collision a draw.

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That said, Fury didn’t let the judges decide his fate in the second leg of the rivalry. Here’s a look at the punch stats which validate Fury’s dominance in the rematch.

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In every parameter, Fury outworked his American contemporary with sheer brilliance. Be it punches, jabs, or power shots, it was all in favor of Tyson Fury. Here’s a look at the stats of the 12-rounds matchup that lasted till the seventh. The stats are presented by Compu BOX (H/T:- Boxing Scene)

Total punches landed/ Thrown

Rd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7
Deontay Wilder5/1911/274/175/263/203/183/14
Tyson Fury8/268/2714/369/4418/5617/588/20

 

Jab Landed/Thrown

Rd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7
Deontay Wilder3/177/192/112/140/110/72/9
Tyson Fury4/156/165/192/152/163/172/9

 

Power Punches Landed/ Thrown

Rd1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7
Deontay Wilder2/44/82/63/123/93/111/6
Tyson Fury4/112/119/177/2916/4014/416/11

 

Total punches (Body Landed)Total jabs (Body Landed)Power punches (Body Landed)
Deontay Wilder34/14116/8618/55
Tyson Fury82/26724/10758/160

PPV sales

Fury vs Wilder 2 did pretty well at the Box Office. However, specialists had predicted that it would do even better in financial terms. The PPV price in the USA was set at $79.99.

Meanwhile, Athletic reported that Fury vs Wilder 2 would generate somewhere between 800k-850k PPV sales, per Talk Sport. If it hit those many buys, the event would have generated $64-$68 million.

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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2- How much did both men earn?

The rematch benefitted the heavyweight elites with hefty paydays, which was way more than what they made in their first fight. Per ESPN, both men bagged guaranteed pay of $25 million each without the share of PPVs. Tyson Fury earned only $3 million in the first fight with Wilder bagging $4 million. Thus, the second collision actually changed the course of their tale.

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 22: (in black//yellow trunks) Tyson Fury goes 7 rounds with Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand Hotel February 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson Fury took the win by TKO in the 7th round as the towel was thrown in by the Wilder team for the world heavyweight championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

After including the sponsorships, PPV shares, and other bonuses, Fury and Wilder’s earnings may have crossed at least $30 million each.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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