WBC says Tyson Fury deserves bigger purse share for Deontay Wilder rematch

WBC says Tyson Fury deserves bigger purse share for Deontay Wilder rematch

Tyson Fury should get a decent slice of the pie for a rematch with Deontay Wilder, says the WBC

By Oscar Willis - 16 Jan 2019

As Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s teams negotiate the anticipated rematch, the WBC — who’s heavyweight title Wilder holds — have decreed Fury deserves a larger share of the purse than he received in his first fight.

According to the sanctioning body, the two boxers have until February 5 to work out a deal. Failing that, the WBC will split the purse 60-40 in Wilder’s favour, citing Fury’s “market value.”

The WBC have agreed a rematch should take place after the controversial ending and judges decision (a draw) for their first fight, a contest which most observers believe Fury should have won.

It’s also known that Fury has received an offer from Eddie Hearn to box Anthony Joshua at Wembley in April, although earlier this week Fury’s promoter Frank Warren labelled that offer as derisory.

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