Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are two of the most popular heavyweight boxers in the world at the moment and they have faced each other twice. The latter is a two-time world heavyweight champion. The British boxer previously held the unified IBO, WBO, IBF, WBA (Super), and Ring titles after he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. In 2020, he triumphed over Wilder and has held the WBC and Ring magazine titles since then. It was in January 2015 that his American counterpart became the WBC heavyweight champion.
After Wilder defeated Bermane Striverne through a unanimous decision, The Bronze Bomber successfully defended the title ten times until he suffered the first loss of his professional career at the hands of The Furious One in February 2020. Deontay Wilder has accused Fury of cheating in the match and has been striving to get a third fight with the Gypsy King. It seems the American would actualize his quest as a court ruled that Fury must fight Wilder before the 15th of September 2021. Tyson, who had been scheduled to fight Anthony Joshua for the first time, claims Wilder is asking for $20 million to step out of the way for an Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury match.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Both Have a Net Worth of $30 Million
Boxing is a lucrative career and most professionals in the field are millionaires. The combat sport generates huge revenue across the globe through sponsorship and pay-per-view telecast. As Deontay and Tyson are two of the finest heavyweight boxers around, they command a multitude of fans who pay to watch their matches and this reflects on what they take home at the end of each fight. Like every other professional boxer, neither Deontay nor Tyson has a fixed salary. They earn when they step into the ring and the amount is determined by the extent to which each fight is perceived to be big.
Based on the estimate of various credible platforms, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are both worth $30 million, each. Most of that sum came from the guaranteed base purse they have earned from each match and profits from the pay-per-view revenue generated for each fight. When the two faced each other for the first time in December 2018, it was divulged that Deontay pocketed $4 million in guaranteed base purse while Tyson received $3 million. In addition to that, it was estimated that they respectively made $12 million and $9 million from their percentage of the profits from the event.
When they met the second time, they both received $5 million each in guaranteed base purses. It was reported that what they earned altogether, including their percentages of profits from pay-per-view, amounted to over $25 million each. While this has been the biggest payday for the two thus far, the sources of earning have been a norm in almost all the fights of their professional career. One would expect Deontay Wilder to be richer than Tyson as he has had more fights than the Brit. As of this writing, the American has had a total of 44 fights while Fury has fought 31 times. But then, the Gypsy King is known to have made significant amounts through other means over the years. For instance, he reportedly pocketed $15 million in October 2019 when he wrestled Braun Strowman of WWE.
The Furious One Made 10.5 Million More Than Wilder In 2020
Disregarding the wealth they have accumulated from guaranteed purses and PPV sales, it is no secret that the two make good money yearly from sponsorship and endorsement deals. Thanks to the massive number of fans and dedicated followers they have across the globe, multiple popular brands have partnered with Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury to promote the products and services they have to offer.
The two were named among other popular figures in Forbes’ list of top 100 celebrity earnings of 2020. Tyson Fury was listed ahead of Deontay at the 34th spot with a total earning of $57 million for the year. His earnings in the ring accounted for $50 million while $7 million came from endorsement deals. At the 59th spot, Wilder made a total of $46.5 million which is $10.5 million lesser than Fury’s. $46 million came from in-ring earnings and $500,000 from endorsements. The American business magazine also named Deontay and Tyson on its list of 2020’s highest-paid athletes, respectively on the 20th and 11th positions.
Deontay Wilder Is Over Two Years Older Than Tyson Fury
The American boxer is 38 years old as he was born on the 22nd of October 1985 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This means he is 2 years, 9 months, and 21 days older than The Furious One. As you’d easily find, Tyson Fury is 35 years old as he was born on the 12th of August 1988 in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England to Irish parents.
Named after American International Boxing Hall of Famer, Mike Tyson, the Brit began boxing when he was 10 years old. A decade later at the age of 20, he kicked off his professional boxing career at the National Ice Center in Nottingham, England. This was on the 6th of December 2008 and he faced Bela Gyongyosi whom he defeated via TKO in the first round.
Unlike Tyson, Deontay Wilder began boxing as an adult at the age of 20, in October 2005. A few years down the line, precisely on the 15th of November 2008, he kicked off his professional career. Wilder was 23 and his first fight was against Ethan Cox at the Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bronze Bomber won the match in the second round through TKO.
Body Measurements and Boxing Records of The Heavyweight Boxers
Pundits have often stated that Tyson Fury has a height and reach advantage over Deontay Wilder but it is not a significant one as the fighters have almost the same body measurements. The Furious One is 6 ft 9 in (206 cm) tall with a reach of 85 in (216 cm) and weighs 124 kg. Deontay is almost as tall as he measures 6 ft 7 in (201 cm) in height with a reach of 83 in (211 cm). The American weighs 104.8 kg.
In terms of their boxing records, Deontay has won 42 of his 44 fights with one draw and a loss against Tyson Fury. Remarkably, he won almost all his fights (41) via knockout. On the other hand, Tyson is yet to suffer any loss: he has won 30 of his 31 fights with one draw against Wilder. 21 of his fights were won through knockout; nine were won by decision.
Deontay Wilder Vs Tyson Fury – A Comparison Table
|Deontay Wilder||vs||Tyson Fury|
|$30 Million||Net Worth||$30 Million|
|$46.5 Million||Earning In 2020||$57 Million|
|October 22, 1985||Date of Birth||August 12, 1988|
|November 15, 2008||Professional Debut||December 6, 2008|
|42||Wins By Knockout||21|
|1||Wins By Decision||9|
|6 ft 7 in (201 cm)||Height||6 ft 9 in (206 cm)|
|83 in (211 cm)||Reach||85 in (216 cm)|
|104.8 kg||Weight||124 kg|