Fight fans are in for a heavyweight treat later tonight (Sat., Dec. 1, 2018) live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., as boxing superstar Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KO) defends his WBC heavyweight title against the formidable Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KO).
The heavyweight main event is one of the biggest boxing fights of 2018 and is a sure fire candidate to product a memorable finish considering the two fighters have combined for 58 career knockouts. Given the magnitude of the main event and their respective track records, Wilder and Fury need to be compensated quite a bit for their combat services.
According to the California State Athletic Commission (via ESPN’s Dan Rafael), Wilder stands to make $4 million for his main event spot. Fury, on the other hand, will walk away with $3 million. Of course, both “Bronze Bomber” and “Gypsy King” are expected to earn even more pay through PPV buys, ticket sales, and merchandise revenue. Once those numbers are tallied, Wilder stands to earn roughly $14 million, while Fury is expected to bank $10.25 million.
Here are the complete Wilder vs. Fury salaries:
Deontay Wilder ($4 million) vs. Tyson Fury ($3 million)
Jarrett Hurd ($1 million) vs. Jason Welborn ($30,000)
Luis Ortiz ($375,000) vs. Travis Kauffman ($125,000)
Joe Joyce ($40,000) vs. Joe Hanks ($50,000)
Carlos Licona ($30,000) vs. Mark Anthony Barriga ($25,000)
Julian Williams ($30,000) vs. Francisco Javier Castro ($2,500)
Jessie Rodriguez ($7,000) vs. Josue Morales ($6,000)
Chris Arreola ($25,000) vs. Maurenzo Smith ($16,000)
Robert Guerrero ($25,000) vs. Adam Mate ($2,500)
Isaac Lowe ($5,000) vs. Lucas Rafael Baez ($2,500)
All that’s left to do is fight. And even though this PPV main event is going to cost you a whopping $74.99, it looks like it’ll be well worth it.