Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder trilogy fight purse split CONFIRMED with Gypsy King getting 60 per cent of money – The Sun
TYSON FURY has earned himself the 60 per cent lion share split in the purse for his trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder.
It is thanks to the contract he agreed BEFORE dethroning Wilder, 34, of the WBC title in late February with a dominant seventh round stoppage win.
After the heavyweights drew in December 2018, they agreed a 50/50 split in the rematch, with the loser getting the choice to walk away from trilogy or invoke an immediate title shot but take 40 per cent of the purse.
Beaten Wilder – who astonishingly blamed his 45lb ring walk costume for "weakening" his legs against Fury – decided to take the third fight with the Gypsy King.
The bout was set for July 18 back in Las Vegas, but due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the trilogy looks bound for October 3.
Fury's US promoter Bob Arum conceded there was no way the rematch could take place in the summer amid the uncertainty, with both fighters needing a full uninterrupted training camp.
Arum told ESPN: “You could not guarantee the fighters that the event would take place on that date. We couldn't convince them or ourselves.
“Where were they going to train for it? It just made no sense. You just have to take a step back.
“How are you going to sell tickets? It's absolutely ridiculous to say the fight is on when the Brits can't even get there.”
He continued: “So everybody has to take a step back. Boxing is not isolated. It's part of what's happening in the world.
“So possibly the fight will be in early October.”
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