Tyson Fury will take home a sizeable sum for this weekend’s rematch with Deontay Wilder, if it proves as successful as his promoter Bob Arum expects.
The ‘Gypsy King’ will square off with the ‘Bronze Bomber’ again live on talkSPORT from Las Vegas this Saturday night and could walk away with upwards of $40million (£31million) from the event.
When asked about the financials of the bout, Arum explained: “There are guarantees each fighter gets. It’s a complete 50/50 deal between our promotion and Wilder’s promotion.
“It’s sold out in the arena, so that’s $16million less taxes. We also know the closed circuit sales are doing better than anyone anticipated.
“What we don’t know is the English pay-per-view and the US pay-per-view.
“If the pay-per-view hit two million here they would each get, I don’t know what Wilder would get, but my guy would get well over $40million.
“I’ve talked to Frank Warren, who’s the co-promoter with Tyson Fury, and he believes the English pay-per-view, even at four in the morning, will be one million.
“What they end up with depends on the US and English pay-per-view.”