According to reports from the US, the heavyweight showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury brought in around 400,000 pay-per-view buys.
WorldBoxingNews reported the number, which is estimated to be in the region of 400,000 buys – making Wilder/Fury the most lucrative heavyweight boxing showdown on US soil since 2003.
And it was one helluva fight.
Filled to the brim with drama, tension, and controversy, the bout stands as one of the year’s best combat sports spectacles – a showdown that history will no doubt be kind to as a result of its incredible narrative and how it translated into the ring.
Fury dominated Wilder for the vast majority of the fight but two knockdowns in the ninth and the twelfth round were enough to see the judges call the fight a draw – a decision that caused massive controversy within the sport’s community.
With a rematch now seemingly an inevitability, at least fans can look forward to seeing these two giants throw down once again and from the looks of things – it will likely be an even greater financial success.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena