Fury vs Wilder II ‘makes boxing history’ with £13m in ticket sales at rematch

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are believed to have eclipsed the ticket sales gate record ahead of their highly anticipated rematch in Las Vegas.

Both fighters will put their unbeaten professional records on the line once again at the MGM Grand Garden Arena after their controversial draw in December 2018.

And the fight has likely beaten the current £13million gate record accrued after Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield’s second fight in 1999.

Lewis and Holyfield also drew their first bout only for the Brit to win the rematch on points.

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The stars are expected to be out in force at the MGM with the event the hottest ticket in town.

The cheapest tickets on offer were £230 with the most expensive costing £2,000.

The likes of Super Bowl winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Gordon Ramsey, and WWE legend Triple H are just some of the celebrities spotted ringside.

On the Las Vegas Strip, fans can pay $100 (£77) to watch on a big screen, while the fight will cost $74.99 (£58) to buy at home in the US.

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If organisers sell the two million pay-per-views they are predicting, about $150m (£116m) could be raised before even accounting for ticket revenue.

In terms of earnings, it will be an eight-figure night for both men.

If Fury wins the fight, all four heavyweight belts will be shared between two British fighters – him and Anthony Joshua, who holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

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Wilder starts as slight favourite after a flurry of late bets on the American but it is too close to call.

At Friday's weigh-in, where a face-off was banned and the pair shouted abuse at one another from behind cordons, the American weighed in at 231lb – the heaviest of his career.

Fury, at 273lb, has not been as heavy since his comeback fight in 2018.

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