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.”
Fourteen months after Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury waged a heavyweight championship fight that featured Fury masterfully outboxing Wilder for most of the bout but which also featured Wilder nearly knocking Fury unconscious in what turned out to be a draw, the two are getting back into the ring on Saturday night,,
And it’s one of those classic 50-50 rematches that boxing fans love to consume,, It’s a conundrum to decide who you should predict to win,, Or you can talk yourself in circles, which is kind of what Anthony Joshua did when he told Pep Talk UK, “Fury can’t go in there and bang out Wilder, a top tier fighter,, And Wilder ain’t gonna go in there and bang out Fury… Wilder can punch, but he don’t punch hard enough to keep Fury down,,”
But the oddsmakers have had their say,, After months of the sports books tapping Fury as the favorite, the odds have flipped,, Now, Wilder is the betting favorite,, As of this writing, Wilder is -125 (bet $125 to win $100) while Fury is +105 (win $105 on a $100 wager),,
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But ultimately, betting lines won’t matter once the opening bell rings,, Instead, let’s talk to the fighters and experts of the sport who know these boxers better than most anybody else to see who they’re picking to win,,
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a split-decision draw on Saturday night here in Los Angeles, with the Alabaman retaining his WBC heavyweight title for an eighth time after knocking down his British challenger twice,,
But it was a dramatic contest, and a bewildering performance from the self-proclaimed Gypsy King, whose movement and footwork – slipping and sliding – allowed him to win most of the rounds,, But when Wilder landed, he was dangerous, flooring Fury in the ninth and 12th rounds,,
Fury did well to recover from the second knockdown as Jack Reiss counted him,, Somehow, Fury got back to his feet and even had an exhausted Wilder in trouble,,
Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-112 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favored Wilder 115-111,, Judge Phil Edwards, the only British judge, scored it a 113-113 draw,,
Your correspondent had the contest by three rounds to Fury, who comprehensively outboxed Wilder to show that he is the most skilled heavyweight on the planet, and a showman,,
Who will win in the highly-anticipated Heavyweight World Title rematch between Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury? Take our fight poll and weigh in with your prediction!
It was truly a beautifully set up promo from ‘Iron Mike’ featuring Fury and Wilder with some strong statements from all three individuals,,
‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ has never shied away from the spotlight, especially when it comes to boxing; Mike Tyson has his own media platform in the form of his ‘Hotboxin Podcast’ and regularly talks to the biggest names in and out of the sport,,
The monster rematch is set for February 22, and is looking to be a truly incredible spectacle between two behemoths – ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder and unbeaten lineal champion Gypsy King will write another chapter in their stories,,
Mike Tyson will be watching all the drama, twists and turns from the night, along with the millions of fans around the world; the question is – who is your money on?
Wilder is known for his punching power and many fighters, including Mike Tyson, have recognised this and determine this to be his ultimate not so secret weapon; Fury, on the other hand, is a very quick, nimble-like monster who has a habit of stunning an audience and causing an upset; along with a truck load of controversy to boot,,
The pair will go head-to-head very soon and will look to implement their own respective fighting styles,, So after an explosive first bout, it is very much anybody’s guess as to who will come out on top and truly stake their claim for a shot at the history books,,