Boxing doesn’t get much bigger than this Saturday from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury join in a revenge of the heavyweight title. The undefeated pair of fighters brought a lot of hype to Sin City as they prepare to fight for the second time. And with big fights come big wins. Both Fury and Wilder are ready to abandon the type of money tied only to the greatest levels of the fighting game. This is appropriate given that the fight may not only be the biggest in 2020, but it also represents one of the biggest heavyweight fights of the modern era after their controversial draw in December 2018.
Saturday’s main event loser will have 30 days to trigger a rematch clause and request a 60/40 split of revenue in the winner’s direction, based on contract information for this fight. The winner could also try to attract unified champion Anthony Joshua for a chance to name the first undisputed heavyweight champion after Lennox Lewis in 2000.
According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the contractually guaranteed grants for Wilder and Fury are both $ 5 million. However, as noted by ESPN’s Dan Rafael, both men are actually guaranteed over $ 25 million, plus a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue. These numbers are up from the first meeting where the contracted guarantees amounted to $ 4 million for Wilder and $ 3 million for Fury. They could also earn even more money from rivalry if Saturday’s underdog had to start his immediate guaranteed revenge clause within 30 days, which would ensure a 60-40 split of the bag in favor of the winner.
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On sale, Charles Martin will make $ 250,000 and Gerald Washington $ 275,000 in their heavyweight rendition. WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete will earn $ 300,000 to put the belt on the line against Jeo Santisima ($ 25,000). The fights that complete the pit card Sebastian Fundora ($ 40,000) against Daniel Lewis ($ 35,000) in junior middleweights, Amir Imam ($ 30,000) against Javier Molina ($ 35,000) in junior welterweight and Subriel Matias ($ 50,000) against Petros Ananyan ($ 30,000) to junior welterweight.
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