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What is the purse for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3?

Joshua Rogers September 30, 2021
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Heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off in their latest title fight next weekend but what is the purse for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3? Here’s how much money they are going to make for the fight.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3

Heavyweight giants Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will meet in the ring for the third time next weekend.

The trilogy bout for the WBC and The Ring magazine heavyweight titles will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, 9 October.

The fight was initially scheduled to take place on 24 July but after Fury tested positive for covid the date was pushed back to October.

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Fury and Wilder first shared the ring in 2018, a bout that ended in a controversial draw.

The second fight took place in February 2020 and saw Tyson dominate Wilder, picking up a win by seventh-round stoppage.

The winner of the trilogy fight is likely to face new WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk or the man he beat for the titles, Anthony Joshua, some time in 2022.

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How much did they make in the previous fights?

The first time they fought in 2018 the boxers were reportedly guaranteed $4 million (Wilder) and $3 million (Tyson).

However, for the second fight in 2020 both fighters were guaranteed a purse of $5 million plus a percentage of pay-per-view profits.

It’s thought both men went home with a purse of about $25 million after pay-per-view receipts were added.

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Fury vs Wilder 3 purse: how much will they make in the trilogy fight?

Many boxing fans are wondering how much the purse is for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3.

Well, it has been revealed the purse will be a 60-40 PPV split in favour of Fury, who is the champion.

Tyson Fury is expected to make $30 million (60% PPV share) in the third bout.

Deontay Wilder will make $20 million (40% PPV share) in the fight.

That’s about six times what they made in 2018, which explains why both parties were so happy to face off for a third time.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.