WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder of the world is set to fight the former champion, Tyson Fury, this weekend. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
It’s the biggest heavyweight fight to take place in nearly two decades in Las Vegas. The fight is the rematch as the pair squared off eighteen months ago in Los Angeles.
The first fight ended in a controversial draw. While Fury outboxed Wilder for the entirety of the fight, Wilder scored two knockdowns in the fight, which may have swayed off the judges’ decision slightly.
None the less, the promotion for the rematch has been terrific. Fox Sports and ESPN are doing a joint PPV for this fight. Fox Sports also ran two 30-seconds ads for the fight during the Super Bowl 54.
Since their draw, both fighters fought two-times each and their profile over the last fourteen months has risen to an all-time high. The fans around the world are excited about this fight and fans in India are no different.
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).
How to order Wilder vs. Fury 2 PPV in India?
Although no network secured the television rights for this fight in India, fans needn’t feel sad. Fite will be making the fight available to Indian fans. The fight will be available on a PPV basis and will cost $14.99 or ₹1,078.
When is Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2?
- Date: Sunday, February 23
- Main card: 7:30 AM
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Who do you guys think will win this fight?