The lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1) is on his way of picking up the largest check in his professional career.
As negotiations between the camps of Deontay Wilder (40-0-1) and Fury are closing on a deal of a rematch between the two, it was reported today by the British media that the “Gypsy King” will collect approximately £20million.
WBC gave the two sides one-week deferral, so the two camps could finalize the negotiations. And it seems that Frank Warren and Shely Finkel both kept their promises and the fight is just hours away from being announced.
The £20 million that the 30-year-old Brit will get is somewhere around 40% of the purse split, as of this moment the fight is projected to earn more than £50 million.
For the first bout in December, the former world champion earned £7 million and he donated them all for charity.
It was also issued that the venue for the rematch will probably be “Madison Square Garden” in New York. Originally the propose was Las Vegas and “T-Mobile” Arena, but it turned out one of Fury’s demand was to have three neutral judges ringside, but the Nevada Athletic Commission wanted to assign their own officials.