Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will share the boxing ring for the third time in a trilogy bout for the WBC and the Ring magazine heavyweight titles. Fury and Wilder shared the ring for the first time in December of 2018, and then later in February of 2020. While the first fight ended in a draw, Tyson Fury picked up a 7th round stoppage win to hand Deontay Wilder the first loss of his professional boxing career.
With the win, Tyson Fury also became the WBC and the Ring heavyweight champion of the world. Both the boxers have not competed since the bout and will step inside the ring after over 15 months away from the competition.
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While there were some bumps in how the trilogy fight came about, it’s safe to say that the excitement of boxing fans is still intact as we close into one of the most exciting boxing fights of 2021. Needless to say, a lot of fans are excited to see the return of the Gypsy King, while many are on the edge of their seat in the excitement of what Deontay Wilder will bring to the table in the trilogy fight. The trash-talk has been absolutely fun, and it looks like Wilder has put his boxing career on the line.
Come October 9, we will get out the answer to what lies ahead of the heavyweight division. Needless to say, following Anthony Joshua’s loss against Oleksandr Usyk, a lot depends on the outcome of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 going forward in the power-packed heavyweight division.
How much will Tyson Fury earn for the trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder?
It won’t be wrong to say that Tyson Fury is the more popular boxer going into the fight. So it’s not surprising to know that he will pocket the major chunk of PPV revenue. Fury will take home a 60% PPV share, while Wilder will settle with 40% from the split.
As for the guaranteed fight purse, Tyson Fury is expected to make $30 million for the hugely anticipated trilogy fight, while Deontay Wilder will pocket a whopping $20 million for the fight. There has been an increment of more than six times in their fight purse since they first fought.