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Wilder vs Fury 2 PPV buys estimated between 800-850k in North America, eclipsing Lewis vs Tyson in 2002 but falling short of Bob Arum’s hopes

Wilder vs Fury 2 PPV buys estimated between 800-850k in North America, eclipsing Lewis vs Tyson in 2002 but falling short of Bob Arum’s hopes

Tyson Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night was watched by an audience of between 800,000-850,000 paying customers in North America, according to reports.

If these figures prove to be accurate, the main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena would have generated between $64m-$68million just through American PPV alone.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will get handsomely paid for their efforts on Saturday night

The ‘Gypsy King’ officially reclaimed his throne in Las Vegas by toppling long-standing WBC champion Wilder via seventh-round stoppage.

Despite hopes from Top Rank supremo Bob Arum, who said he would be ‘disappointed’ if PPV buys in the US was less than two million, it appears as though the official number will fall just short of one million.

According to The Athletic (as verified by Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix) the official figures will land in the region of 800,000-850,000 buys.

Privately, the senior figures of ESPN and Fox Sports hoped to achieve around 1 to 1.1 million PPV buys to just break even.

The Gypsy King dropped Wilder

However, they can take some solace in the fact the ESPN+ and Fox Sports apps over performed, while traditional cable did not.

The PPV figure was $79.99 in America, meaning 800k buys would equal roughly $64m. And if it is closer to the 850k mark, this equals around $68m.

Both fighters were reportedly set to pocket $25m each from the fight, regardless of PPV figures and would then get a percentage of the total accrued later on.

— Read on talksport.com/sport/boxing/675344/wilder-vs-fury-2-ppv-buys-north-america-bob-arum-lewis-vs-tyson-2002/

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Deontay Wilder blames Tyson Fury defeat on ring walk COSTUME as he triggers rematch clause

Deontay Wilder blames Tyson Fury defeat on ring walk COSTUME as he triggers rematch clause.

  • Deontay Wilder lost his WBC heavyweight title to Tyson Fury on Saturday night
  • American was outclassed with his team throwing in the towel in round seven
  • He claims his 45-pound ring walk outfit played a significant role in the defeat
  • The former champion has also activated his rematch clause for a summer trilogy 

Deontay Wilder has laughably claimed the weight of his ring walk costume played a big role in his defeat by Tyson Fury – as he confirmed he will be triggering his rematch clause.

The American wore a black and red armoured body suit with a matching mask and crown as he made his way to the squared circle for his second bout with Fury at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

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Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in magnificent performance in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in magnificent performance in Las Vegas

Fury knocked out the most feared puncher in the division (Picture: Getty)Tyson Fury is the new WBC champion after a stunning performance against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.Wilder peeled himself off the canvas twice before Fury eventually stopped his rival in the seventh round.Fury had promised to go after his opponent after a draw in their first fight 14 months ago and the British heavyweight made good on his promise.

Almost no one except Fury’s team predicted he would be the aggressor, but the unified champion was all over the Bronze Bomber from the first bell.It was Wilder who landed first, with two hard shots in quick succession, but Fury responded and every shot the Gypsy King threw drew a massive roar from the partisan MGM Grand Arena crowd.

Fury dominated Wilder – The ferocious pace continued into the second round with Fury doing the best work, backing Wilder up onto the ropes with several blows in the final seconds.And then came an incredible third round as Fury floored Wilder for the first time in 15 rounds of action between the heavyweights.Wilder hit the deck after eating a sharp left hook, but was quickly back up. Fury had his arms in the air when Wilder went down a second time, but that was ruled a slip and gave the wounded champion some extra time to recover.

Wilder was repeatedly knocked down – Fury dominated the fourth round and turned to smirk at his corner when Wilder slipped again, and the crowd could feel a knockout was coming.There was blood pouring from the ear drum of Wilder and Fury finally put him down again in the fifth.

The Brit tried to finish Wilder off there and then, but the American was given time to breath when referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to deduct Fury a point for holding.[metro-zone-post-strip]Just as Fury thought he had control of the fight, Wilder reminded him of his power in the sixth but it was only a brief warning, as the defending champion’s equilibrium was clearly shot after receiving such heavy blows.After dominating every round, Fury was crowned the WBC champion in the seventh when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.

— Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/23/tyson-fury-makes-statement-incredible-knockout-deontay-wilder-las-vegas-12286298/

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Deontay Wilder disappointed corner threw in towel against Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder disappointed corner threw in towel against Tyson Fury

Wilder was knocked down twice by Fury (Picture: Getty)Deontay Wilder wished his corner had not thrown in the towel against Tyson Fury.

The Brit dethroned Wilder in devastating fashion to become the new WBC champion and stake his claim as the world’s best heavyweight.Wilder suffered a burst ear drum under a barrage of punches and the American admitted he was disappointed his corner pulled him out of the fight.‘I’m doing good. Things like this happen,’ Wilder said.‘The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I was ready to go out on my shield.Fury is now the WBC champion ‘I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight.

I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield. I’m a warrior.‘He had a great performance and we will be back stronger.‘Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. ‘You just take it for what it is. I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications.‘But we’ll come back stronger next time around.‘This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.’[metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/23/tyson-fury-makes-statement-incredible-knockout-deontay-wilder-las-vegas-12286298/” title=”Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in magnificent performance in Las Vegas”]

— Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/23/deontay-wilder-disappointed-corner-threw-towel-tyson-fury-12286355/

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Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch

Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch

Wilder is fed up with Joshua (Picture: Getty)

Deontay Wilder hit out at Anthony Joshua on the eve of his showdown with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas.The WBC champion’s highly anticipated rematch with Fury is being billed as the unofficial clash to become the No.1 heavyweight in the division.

Joshua has insisted he wants to make an offer to the winner to stage an undisputed unification fight before the end of the year, but Wilder slammed his British rival for ducking him.‘Stop running from AJ?

I ain’t even going to comment on that on,’ Wilder said on Instagram on Friday night.‘Dude ain’t even talked about over here anymore. He’s off in the wind right now. As he should. He don’t want to fight nobody, bro.‘A lot of people ask me why haven’t I unified? It’s a simple question to ask, let’s think about it.Joshua wants to fight the winner of Fury vs Wilder (Picture: Getty)‘It’s easy, because I haven’t got the opportunity. All the other guys that had belts, what they do?‘They run somewhere else.

They run to an easy opponent. They won’t risk it.‘When you’ve got a guy with power in the heavyweight division and the division is based off power, I’m going to be the guy they least want to fight.Fight fans are struggling to pick a winner (Picture: Getty)‘They’re going to be a lot jugheads that call my name our, but they ain’t trying to fight me.’While Wilder is fed up with Joshua, the three-belt world champion is backing Fury to come out victorious in the rematch.‘I think Fury wins,’ Joshua predicted. ‘A man who nearly done it the first time won’t get it wrong the second time.’

— Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/22/anthony-joshua-tyson-fury-fight-deontay-wilder-rematch-unification-12285353/

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Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight

Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight

Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight

— Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/18/cutman-stitch-duran-tyson-fury-deontay-wilder-12263109/

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