Deontay Wilder is undoubtedly one of the most recognized boxers present in this current generation of the sport. The Bronzebomber is widely known by fans for his incredible boxing skills and his destructive knockout power. Apart from being a great boxer, Wilder is also a great showman who tends to attract a lot of fans for his fights.
The former heavyweight champion always manages to intrigue fans with his unique walkout outfits and ring entrances. In addition to that, Wilder’s trash-talking skills creates a lot of hype around fans as he backs it up with his results inside the ring. Thus the American boxer manages to garner a significant number of PPV sales from his involvement in fight events.
So one might wonder, how much pay per view sales has the Bronzebomber managed to promote in his career. As a result, let us take a look at some of Deontay Wilder’s biggest PPV events.
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz
Deontay Wilder took on Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz in a heavyweight showdown in 2018. Speaking about this fight, Deontay Wilder claimed a thrilling technical knockout win in the tenth round of the fight. This was unarguably Deontay’s biggest win in his boxing career.
Subsequently, the fight between Wilder and Ortiz accumulated impressive numbers. The Bronzebomber’s victory over Ortiz recorded an average viewership of 1.1 million and peaked at 1.2 million viewers according to Showtime.
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury
In 2018, two of the biggest names of boxing, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury went head to head in a 12 round contest. As a result, fight fans around the globe were highly excited for this mouth-watering heavyweight clash. Consequently, this fight fulfilled all the expectations of fans as Wilder and Fury engaged in what was arguably one of the best fights in the history of boxing.
The two superstars traded blows for the entire 12 rounds. However, this contest ended in a controversial draw. Regardless of the result, the fight turned out to be a huge success as the pay per view for this event in the United States generated around 325,000 buys. Meanwhile, this event generated an enormous 450,000 buys in the United Kingdom.
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2
Deontay Wilder was going to face Luis Ortiz for the second time in a rematch after defeating him in 2018. The Cuban boxer who was on a three-win streak was expected to give a tough fight to Wilder. After the first fight ended in a thrilling fashion where Deontay faced some troubles, fans were excited to watch this rematch.
However, the rematch did not go as per expectations as The Bronzebomber knocked him out in stunning fashion in the seventh round of the fight. However, this fight did well but it did not surpass the level of ppv buys as compared to the Wilder vs Fury fight. This PBC branded event generated 275,000 buys in total.
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2
After the first fight ended in a controversial draw, the two stalwarts were all ready to clash in a rematch in February 2020. Fight fans around the world were waiting in anticipation and were expecting great fireworks after watching the spectacle between the two heavyweights in 2018.
The magnitude of this fight was very high as there was a lot at stake. Both the fighters sold the fight extremely well as they entertained the crowd during the press conferences with their trash-talking skills. However, the fight was not as close as the first one because Fury convincingly won the fight against Wilder via TKO in the seventh round of the rematch.
Consequently, this fight was remarkably successful as it broke several pays per view records. This event generated between 800,000 to 850,000 buys in North America which makes it one of the biggest fights of this decade. In total the pay per view buys of this event was around 1.2 million and is ranked in the top 10 PPV buys of all time in boxing.
With the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder around the corner, one can expect this event to be even bigger than the previous two. Moreover, this fight is likely to land in the top five list of all-time pay per view buys and could end up becoming Wilder’s biggest fight of his career in terms of PPV.