Deontay Wilder earns staggering £36.5m in 2020 following Tyson Fury mega-fight.. but only £400k from endorsements

DEONTAY WILDER has pocketed £36.5million already in 2020 despite losing the world title.

However only £400k of that staggering amount has come from endorsements.

Deontay Wilder has pocketed over £36m already in 2020

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Deontay Wilder has pocketed over £36m already in 2020Credit: EPA

The American heavyweight was quids in after his rematch against Tyson Fury in February, which he lost.

After pay-per-view buys were totalled up, both he and the Gypsy King, who won via seventh round TKO, took home around £20m apiece.

Forbes claims that, all together this year, Wilder has banked £36.5m to make him the 20th highest-paid athlete in 2020. 

Britain’s other heavyweight king Anthony Joshua edges out the Bronze Bomber in the rankings after pocketing £37.5m.

AJ received a larger paycheck when it came to endorsements with £8.8m from sponsors to go with his £28.7m prize winnings.

Anthony Joshua pipped the American when it came to earnings already this year

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Anthony Joshua pipped the American when it came to earnings already this yearCredit: Getty Images – Getty

A reason behind WIlder’s lower income from brand partnerships is down to his followers on social media.

He has around a combined 2.8m followers across his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – which is dramatically lower than Joshua’s 17m.

Still, despite being pipped in the earning stakes, it has still been one of the most-lucrative years money-wise for the Alabama-native. 

The ex-champ looked unstoppable until he climbed into the ring with Fury for their rematch following a controversial draw in their first meeting in December 2018.

Wilder will have an opportunity to regain the WBC strap when he faces Fury in a trilogy fight before the end of the year.

And if he can finally overcome the Brit then he could be quids in again next year should he have a unification showdown with AJ.

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