Las Vegas is embracing for the biggest heavyweight fight in nearly two decades. WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is set to defend his title against Tyson Fury. The fight will take place this weekend at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The weigh-ins for the fight are done and both fighters have come in heavier than they fought last time. Fury weighed in at 273lbs and Wilder weighed in at 231 lbs.
“That’s my belt. That’s mine,” Fury yelled at Wilder during the weigh-ins.
The fight is expected to generate $16 Million (₹115 Crore) in the gate and close to 2 Million PPV buys. This will result in both fighters getting their career-high paydays.
As per Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, both fighters are guaranteed at least $28 Million (₹200 Crore).
Sources: Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder will each earn upward of $28 million guaranteed plus upside of pay-per-view profits for the heavyweight title rematch. Career-high paydays for both; 50-50 split. 60-40 for winner in third fight if loser exercises rematch clause #WilderFury2
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) February 21, 2020
“Sources: Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder will each earn upward of $28 million guaranteed plus upside of pay-per-view profits for the heavyweight title rematch. Career-high paydays for both; 50-50 split. 60-40 for winner in third fight if loser exercises rematch clause #WilderFury2,” Coppinger tweeted.
How to watch the fight in India?
No sports network has been able to secure the fight in India. However, fans shouldn’t feel disheartened as they still have a legal way of enjoying the fight.
Indian fans can purchase the fight via FITE.
FITE will offer the PPV event, Wilder-Fury 2 live from Las Vegas for $14.99. FITE offers live HD PPV events online, and to all mobile, OTT and IT-connected devices. It also has DVR, live chat, reminders, voting, countdown clock and replays!
What time is the fight?
The undercard starts from 7:30 am on Sunday.
Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington (Heavyweight)
Emanuel Navarrete vs Jeo Santisima (Super-Bantamweight)
Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis (Super-Welterweight)
Subriel Matias vs Petros Ananyan (Super-Lightweight)
Amir Imam vs Javier Molina (Super-Lightweight)
Rolando Romero vs Arturs Ahmetovs (Lightweight)
Gabriel Flores Jr vs Matt Conway (Lightweight)
Vito Mielnicki Jr vs Corey Champion (Welterweight)
Isaac Lowe vs Alberto Guevara (Featherweight)
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