Tyson Fury set for huge pay day with 60/40 split of Deontay Wilder trilogy fight thanks to clause in contract – The Sun

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.

 Fury reintroduced himself to Las Vegas atop a throne before beating Wilder

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Fury reintroduced himself to Las Vegas atop a throne before beating WilderCredit: Reuters

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.

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