Deontay Wilder to earn more from next Tyson Fury bout than he did in three years

Deontay Wilder may have had a perfect record from 40 professional bouts before he first met Tyson Fury in December of 2018 – but his earnings before and after that fight are incomparable.

The Bronze Bomber had 10 successful defences of his WBC heavyweight title between January 2015 and the aforementioned Fury bout, having taken it from undefeated Canadian Bermane Stiverne.

Although his record was one of the best in the history of the heavyweight division, Wilder faced criticism for the quality of his opponents, and his purses tell their own story.

It is only since his path crossed with Fury that his earnings have skyrocketed, with their upcoming bout promising to deliver more than he did for a long-period of his title reign.

According to The Sun, the purses of Fury and Wilder will initially be £4.4million ($6m) and £2.9m ($4m) respectively – but totalling a minimum of £18million each after box office takings.

With Wilder's fights against each of Bermane Stiverne, Eric Molina, Johann Duhaupas, Artur Szpilka, Chris Arreola, Gerald Washington, Stiverne again and Luis Ortiz making him around £10m before a much lower box-office addition.

The 35-year-old has said of their upcoming meeting as he looks to avenge his first career defeat: “This will most definitely add to my legacy.

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“It will add to a lot of other things that I’ve done in my career and it is something many other people have done.

“This is going to be a defining moment for me, it’s going to be one of the biggest moments of my career and I’m looking forward to the moment.

“My very own comeback is going to be my own story. That is what is motivating me.”

With Fury saying: “I am going to knock him out, quick time. I think he's a real piece of s***, a real piece of garbage.

“When we first crossed paths I thought he was a good man, fighting for his kids and all that but now I know he is a right piece of work.

“When we first crossed paths I thought he was a good man, fighting for his kids and all that but now I know he is a right piece of work.

“For that I might do it slow, I might take my beating him up and make him quit."

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