This Saturday night, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will settle their rivalry as they fight for the WBC heavyweight title for the third time.
Fury and his American nemesis fought for a controversial draw in December 2018, with the Briton going on to defeat Wilder via a seventh round stoppage in their rematch in February 2020.
The victory saw Fury, 33, raise his unbeaten record to 19-0 while giving Wilder his first loss and winning the WBC belt from the “Bronze Bomber”, who is again on the line at T-Mobile Arena. in Las Vegas this weekend.
A crowd of 20,000 people are expected to witness the seismic combat, which should ensure significant pay days for every fighter.
According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the contractually guaranteed purses for the couple’s second fight were $ 5 million for each man.
ESPN reported, however, that Fury and Wilder would both likely receive over $ 25 million for this fight – and that’s regardless of pay-per-view points.
That same report suggested that a trilogy fight would involve a 60/40 purse split in favor of Fury.
Based on the above information, we can expect Fury’s base salary to be at least $ 6 million to Wilder’s 4 million.
Here’s everything you need to know about combat:
When is the fight and where will it be?
The fight is ready for October 9, the T-Mobile Arena to accommodate a total capacity of 20,000 people in Las Vegas.
What happened in previous fights?
Fury first faced the then-reigning WBC champion in Los Angeles in 2018, with the Bronze Bomber retaining his strap after a controversial split-decision draw.
Fury went on to sensationalize Wilder in their rematch in Las Vegas in February 2020 in what turned out to be his last in-ring action.
Wasn’t Fury supposed to fight Anthony Joshua?
Fury had announced in May that the British pair would face off in Saudi Arabia on August 14, but he’s now been told he needs to start a rematch against Wilder first.
Attempts to secure a third fight were complicated by injury to Wilder, a lack of available TV dates and the Covid pandemic prompting Fury to move on assuming any deal had expired.
Judge Daniel Weinstein then confirmed Wilder’s claim that he contractually owed a rematch with Fury, which was initially scheduled to take place before September 15 of this year.
Joshua instead faced off against mandatory WBO challenger Oleksandr Usyk and suffered a loss in London, with Frank Warren claiming that Fury and Joshua are now unlikely to fight. Joshua and Usyk could instead be in a rematch in early 2022.
Who will win?
Fury Points or Decision 13/5
Tyson Fury KO / TKO 5/6
Wilder Points or Decision 14/1
Wilder KO / TKO 11/4
All odds via Betfair