One of the best heavyweight boxers in the world today will return to action this evening (Sat., June 15, 2019) live on ESPN+ from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) steps back into the spotlight for a main event clash with German heavyweight champion Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs).
Fury, who is more popular than ever after fighting undefeated heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to a draw this past December, is set to earn some big bucks for his main event appearance tonight in “Sin City.” According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, “Gypsy King” will bank a $1 million fight purse to put his name on the line against Schwarz, but is guaranteed $12.5 million overall through his deal with Top Rank Boxing/ESPN.
Schwarz, on the other hand, is expected to earn a $250,000 fight purse for his main event bid with a guarantee somewhere in the low seven figures. The 25-year-old German heavyweight will try to make this opportunity count as he’s currently a +1000 underdog opposite Fury. Schwarz will also be fighting on U.S. soil for the first time in his career so the odds are stacked against him.
Maybe, just maybe, the German youngster can channel his inner Andy Ruiz Jr. and turn Fury into Anthony Joshua of two weeks ago.
Check out below for the rest of the ‘Fury vs. Schwarz’ fight purses:
Tyson Fury $1 million (guarantee is $12.5 million)
vs. Tom Schwarz $250K (guarantee is low seven figures)
Sullivan Barrera $125K
vs. Jesse Hart $150K
Mikaela Mayer $20K
vs. Lizbeth Crespo (Not available)
Andy Vences $20K
vs. Albert Bell $20K
Isaac Lowe $20K
vs. Duarn Vue $20K
Cem Kilic $4K
Martez McGregor $5K
Sonny Conto $4K
vs. Daniel Infante $3K
Guido Vianello $10K
vs. Keenan Hickman $4K
Peter Kadiru $1K
vs. Juan Torres $4K