Heavyweight boxing is back in a big way. Tyson Fury is your new WBC champion after stopping Deontay Wilder in Round 7 of their rematch on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Fury dominated the bout from start to finish with his size, speed and new found punching power, knocking down Wilder multiple times.
And to the victor -- and loser in this case -- goes the spoils.
Per the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the contractually-guaranteed purses for Wilder and Fury are both for $5 million. However, as noted by ESPN's Dan Rafael, both men are actually guaranteed more than $25 million, plus a percentage of the pay-per-view receipts. Those numbers are an increase from their first meeting where the contracted guarantees were $4 million for Wilder and $3 million for Fury. They also stand to make even more money from the rivalry should Wilder initiate their immediate guaranteed rematch clause within 30 days, which would grant a 60-40 purse split in favor of Fury.
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On the undercard, Charles Martin is set to make $250,000 and Gerald Washington $275,000 in their heavyweight showdown. WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete will make $300,000 to put his belt on the line against Jeo Santisima ($25,000). The fights that round out the card pit Sebastian Fundora ($40,000) against Daniel Lewis ($35,000) at junior middleweight, Amir Imam ($30,000) against Javier Molina ($35,000) at junior welterweight and Subriel Matias ($50,000) against Petros Ananyan ($30,000) at junior welterweight.