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Tyson Fury's latest pay day will see him surpass Eddie Hearn when it comes to net worth.
Fury, 33, will put his WBC heavyweight and The Ring world titles on the line this Saturday when he faces Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium. 'The Gypsy King' will be fighting for the first time since his dramatic trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder last October.
And after his promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren won the purse bid, the showdown is set to prove far more lucrative for Fury than it will be for his rival. The Manchester man is set to make just short of £22million just for getting in the ring, a figure likely to rise towards £25m with endorsements.
On the contrary, 'The Body Snatcher' will earn short of £6m The disparity has angered Whyte, and he declined to turn up for the pre-fight press conference last month.
Fury had initially claimed that the all-British showdown would be his last bout before retirement. However, he's since performed a U-turn and that notion was rubbished by his dad John Fury last week, who claimed his son would be fighting 'until he's 40.'
Regardless, Saturday's clash will boost Fury's net worth considerably. He had a value in the region of £40million after knocking out Wilder which will now move to around £65m.
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Ironically, that will see him move above promoter Hearn on the 'rich list', a prospect likely to irritate Hearn given the frequent public digs Fury has aimed towards him and Anthony Joshua of late. According to wealthypersons.com, the 42-year-old's net worth stands at around £46m.
The latest figures represent a seismic increase for Fury, who earned just £2.2m from his first fight with Wilder back in December 2018. He made considerably more from his two later bouts with the American, and should he prevail against Whyte, an even bigger pay day could lie in store.
The winner of Saturday's fight is likely to take on the victor of Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk in a unification bout. Should it end up being Fury v Joshua, it is likely to be one of the most lucrative events in boxing history.
- Tyson Fury
- Eddie Hearn
- Dillian Whyte
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