Fury will no doubt still regret the collapse of his big money fight with Joshua, but he still received a sizable payout for beating Wilder
It wasn’t quite the financial bonanza that Tyson Fury would have expected if his fight against Anthony Joshua had preceded, but his 11th-round knockout from Deontay Wilder in Vegas will still go down as one of his biggest paydays.
As the reigning WBC champion, the “Gypsy King” ordered the wallet split from 60 to 40, despite proving to be way below the $ 100 million talked about for the collapsed all-British clash with Joshua.
Even if the two face each other at some point, the fight has lost some of its mysticism now that Oleksandr Usyk has snatched the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from “AJ” – although Joshua has now triggered a rematch clause and The Ukrainian will fight again in the spring of 2022.
Meanwhile, Fury is busy wrapping up the Wilder trilogy before turning to Dillian Whyte while the British heavyweight avoids losing to Otto Wallin on October 30th.
The third Wilder fight was undoubtedly lucrative. The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced that the prize pool between the two fighters was $ 10 million, with Fury receiving $ 6 million of the pot.
However, that was the share capital alone, and he was contractually bound to earn a total of $ 18 million through additional bonuses and pay-per-view sales.
Before their first encounter in 2018, Fury is expected to charge an initial fee of $ 2.2 million.
“I gave away my last wallet, but I’m not doing charity work for a pat on the shoulder,” he said. “I do it to help people, but I don’t want praise for it, I don’t want to be called a do-gooder.”
While his exact net worth is unknown, estimates of his income range from £ 80 million to £ 100 million from his entire boxing career.
Both he and Wilder subsequently earned more than £ 18 million in the February 2020 rematch.
But even in his main work, his loss to Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, Fury was valued at £ 5 million – significantly less than when Joshua faced the same opponent.