Two of the biggest names in boxing will collide on Saturday, February 22. Tyson Fury will face Deontay Wilder once again after their first fight ended in a split draw.
There was enough controversy surrounding the first fight to make the rematch happen.
When you talk about big names, you can guarantee that big money is involved. According to Dan Rafael, Wilder earned $4 million whereas Fury received $3 million flat. As per Chisanga Malata, both boxers received a pay-per-view cut with Wilder taking home $14 million whereas Fury got a total of $10.25 million. Both boxers are expected to make much more than their first fight.
According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, both fighters will make $5 million guaranteed in the rematch with a certain percentage of PPV cut.
Tyson Fury claims credit for hyping up the fight
The last press conferences between the two were full of drama and made headlines almost everywhere.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 19, 2020
Fury argued that he helped Wilder take home a big purse from their first fight.
“He gave me an opportunity, but I gave him the biggest paydays of his whole life, brought him to the biggest stage in the world,” Fury said, per Rafael. “And here he is—this is how he thanks me? I put millions in his account. You owe me everything. Welcome to big-time boxing.”
The two will fight once again in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since their first fight was entertaining, the rematch is expected to make even bigger numbers. It is going to be one of the biggest fights in heavyweight boxing.
Who do you think will win the rematch? Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?
MMA & Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports