The highly anticipated rematch between heavyweight boxing champions Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has broken the weight class' Las Vegas gate record, per Top Rank President Todd duBoef (h/t ESPN's Brett Okamoto):
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Tonight's heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has officially broken the record for a heavyweight gate in Las Vegas, according to Top Rank president Todd duBoef. The previous record was set in 1999 by Lewis/Holyfield II at $16,860,300 at Thomas & Mack.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports noted that the fight has set a record in terms of dollar amount but that the rematch between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis in 1999 is still No. 1 when adjusted for inflation:
Fury and Wilder, who are both undefeated, are set to fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday. The two fought to a split decision in December 2018.
Wilder and Fury are also set to make well into the seven figures for this fight, with Iole reporting Thursday that they'll each get $5 million purses in addition to pay-per-view cuts.
The latest Caesars Palace odds list Wilder as a -135 favorite ($135 bet to win $100). Wilder winning by knockout, TKO or disqualification is -120.
Fury is a +115 underdog ($100 bet to win $115).
The 34-year-old Wilder is 42-0-1 with 41 knockouts. Only one of his wins has come via decision, and it was a unanimous one against Bermane Stiverne in January 2015.
The 31-year-old Fury is 29-0-1 with 20 knockouts. He has fought twice since facing Fury, beating Tom Schwarz by second-round TKO and Otto Wallin via unanimous decision.