Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are the two most experienced boxers. They will first again in February 2020. However, the 2018’s first rematch was ended with a draw.
Who Won the Fight Between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder?
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury’s match was a professional boxing match that was held on December 1, 2018. The venue was the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. However, the WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder faced the former WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. However, the match was ended with a controversial split draw. The result showed on the scorecards as 115-111 for Wilder and 114-112 for Fury, which was even incorrectly announced as 114-110 and 113-113.
Wilder vs Fury Fight Background
The match between Wilder and Fury had been promoted for some years prior to the fight. The announcement was made by two fighters themselves on social media. The first encounter had been found at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield in April 2013, where Wilder smashed Audley Harrison on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz, with both Fury and Wilder committing each other a fight in the near future.
Wilder had become the first American heavyweight world champion in January 2015 by beating Bermane Stiverne via unanimous decision in Las Vegas. Fury, on the other hand, became champion by defeating Klitschko. Fury beat Klitschko in the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal titles in Düsseldorf, Germany. There was a big conversation between these two heavyweight champions in January 2016 while Wilder was with the third defense of his claim against Artur Szpilka at the Barclays Center in New York. Fury was there too. At the end of the fight, Wilder had smashed Artur Szpilka and won significantly.
Both of the fighters have had an intention to face in a big match. Until 2018, both fighters had wished to meet a big fight. Finally, Fury and Wilder discussed a potential battle privately, and their teams made some conversations among themselves for a row before the end of 2018.
How Much Did Tyson Fury make vs Wilder?
Based on the California State Athletic Commission’s record, Wilder had a guaranteed base purse amounting $4 million, while Fury took home a guaranteed bag of $3 million. However, it was said that if the fight generated 1 million PPV buys, then Wilder could possibly make $14 million (£11 million), and Fury could make $10.25 million (£8 million).
The crowd was about several 17,698 viewers at the Staples Center. However, based on the CompuBox statistics, it has been found that Wilder threw 430 punches on which 71 were perfect. On the other hand, Fury landed 84 punches of his 327 thrown (26%). Wilder was inaccurate in the fight than he usually had been in other matches. Fury, on the other hand, out-landed Wilder in 9 out of 12 rounds. However, both the boxers, Fury and Wilder, only landed double digits in four separate rounds.
This match was televised live on Showtime in the United States and BT Sport Box Office in the United Kingdom. The event succeeded in terms of commercial prospects. However, at $74.99 in HD, it ensured 325,000 buys in the United States. On the other hand, the fight sold 420,000 purchases in the United Kingdom. However, Showtime’s delayed broadcast a week later founded an average of 488,000 viewers, which then turned to 590,000 in the United States. Yet, according to the anti-piracy company Muso, the match was watched illegally online, roughly 10 million viewers throughout the world with the help of pirated streams, including 1.9 million and 1 million respectively in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The Rematch between Wilder vs Fury
Wilder vs. Fury will fight again for the second time on February 22, 2020. The first bout had gathered a total of 325,000 pay-per-view buys in the United States. However, Frank Warren, who is Fury’s promoter, said to the Business Insider that dealmakers expect this time it to be with a 515% increase.
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Wilder vs. Fury 2020 match is going to be a massive match in the history of THE heavyweight championship. However, Wilder and Fury both of them are experts in boxing. So, it is thought to be a big fight that everyone, including all other boxers very much eager to see the result of the match.