Wilder-Fury II sets all time gate revenue record for pro heavyweight bout

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The Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury heavyweight rematch in Nevada on Saturday has reportedly broken the all-time gate record in the history of the professional boxing. The gate money is a small pie in the $200 million overall revenue expected by the promoters.

Promoter company Top Rank’s president Todd duBoef had reportedly confirmed to ESPN that bout had aggregated a record $ 16.9 million in the gate ticket revenue alone. The figure is over 450% higher than the $3.5 mn ticket sales from the duo’s first fight.

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The tickets for the weekend fight were reportedly sold between $ 604 and an exorbitant $ 1,242.

The previous highest gate money record was created when more than two decades ago when $16.86 million worth tickets were sold for the Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield 1999 rematch at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao 2015 bout’s $72.2 million was the previous highest for a professional heavyweight bout at Vegas.

Fury and Wilder had earlier met in 2018, when their bout had ended in a draw. This time was far more conclusive as Fury stunned his American opponent with a seventh round stoppage.

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