In an iconic heavyweight showdown, Tyson Fury will take on Deontay Wilder at the T-Mobile Arena on 9th October 2021. It’s a much-anticipated trilogy between two of the best heavyweights in the world right now.
The first fight ended in a controversial draw back in 2018. But, The Gypsy King secured a dominant TKO win in the rematch in 2020 at MGM Grand Arena.
And both of them will be aiming to put the rivalry behind them with this trilogy. It is expected that the winner of this fight will go on to fight the winner of the potential rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksander Usyk.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 1 PPV Buys:
The first fight between the Bronze Bomber and The Gypsy King took place in 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angelos. The fight lasted for 12 rounds and there were some exciting moments throughout the fight.
Tyson Fury did prove that he was the better and more technical boxer out of the two. However, Wilder reminded everyone why is he called the Bronze Bomber and almost finished the fight in the 12th round.
The fight ended in a controversial draw as judges scored the fight 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury, and 113-113.
The fight managed to gather a total PPV buys of over 420,000 as per sources. And it also opened up an opportunity for a mega rematch between these two heavyweights.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 PPV buys
The rematch between Wilder and Fury took place in 2020 at MGM Grand Arena. Tyson Fury shocked the world by annihilating Deontay Wilder in the rematch and secured a TKO win in the 7th round.
The fans could not believe how easy Fury made it look. Fury became the WBC heavyweight champion that night and handed Wilder the first loss of his pro boxing career.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 was able to cross the 800,000 PPV buys mark in North America. As per reports, the PPV buys for the rematch were over 1.2 million in the United States.
When compared to other fights of both Fury and Wilder, the rematch did get more PV buys. For example, Fury vs Klitschko only managed to sell over 500k PPVs.
However, the fight did not go as expected when it comes to PPV buys. Before the fight, it was estimated that the fight would do over 1 million PPV buys.
It’s very unlikely that the trilogy will do more PPV buys than the rematch considering the outcome of the fight. Tyson Fury was able to secure an easy win over Wilder, which does make the trilogy a little less interesting for the fans.
However, this marks the return of Deontay Wilder. He has been out of the limelight since the loss. And in the COVID era, when not a lot of big events are around, this fight might do high PPV buys.