TYSON FURY will claim yet another mega pay cheque if Deontay Wilder takes up the option to make their rivalry a trilogy.
The pair fought to a dramatic draw in December 2018 before a seventh-round technical knockout earned Fury victory in the rematch on Sunday morning.
Las Vegas’ MGM Grand was packed to the rafters for the WBC world clash match and record ticket receipts of £13million were brought home.
That offers just a glimpse into the total income from this duel with pay-per-view money still to be announced.
The pot was officially split 50/50 given that neither boxer held the advantage after their initial stalemate.
But the deal to bring them back into the ring featured a rematch clause that will be tilted in the victor, Fury’s, favour.
The Gypsy King is set to earn 60 per cent of the take should he battle Wilder for a third time.
The third bout will likely once again take place Stateside as the defeated American is expected to have the call over the venue.
And a deadline of 30 days to enact the rematch clause has also been stated since Sunday’s showdown – although Fury’s US promoter has claimed that time period can be extended.
If Wilder does take up the option, a trilogy bout should be pencilled in for the summer.
A delay from the Bronze Bomber may push the fight back into next year however, amid calls for Fury to face Anthony Joshua in a bid to unify the division.
AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn has already talked up the possibility of bringing the two Brits together sooner rather than later.
Although a mandatory defence of Joshua’s existing world titles, against Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk, may take precedent.