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Fury vs Wilder 2 ‘earned staggering £66m from PPV sales and tickets in US alone’ with Gypsy King set for huge pay day

TYSON FURY'S victory against Deontay Wilder raked in a whopping £66million from pay-per-view sales and tickets in the US alone.

The heavyweight showdown smashed the previous PPV record set by Lennon Lewis and Mike Tyson back in 2002.

The Gypsy King, 31, put in the performance of a lifetime as he dethroned the WBC champion in Las Vegas last weekend.

Fury is set for the biggest payday of his career - but he still decided to spend his winnings in Home Bargains this week.

Around 850,000 fans in America alone forked out $80 (£61) to watch the fight on TV - which adds up to a huge £53million.

This is more than double the 325,000 PPV sales that were recorded for their controversial draw in December 2018.

And reports claim the rematch in Sin City raked in $17million (£13.16million) in ticket sales alone.

This means that it has surpassed the previous record of $16.86million (£13.05million) set by Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield in 1999.

In total, fans in America forked out a total of £66million to watch the heavyweight giants in action.

Fury, who lives in a modest £550,000 Morecambe home, is said to be worth around £70million.

His purse from the rematch was £3.86million - but both fighters will reportedly receive $25million (£19.3million) each plus a cut of the PPV and ticket sales.

As he is such a huge hit in the US, Fury wants his next fight to take place at the under-construction Allegiant Stadium.

The newly-crowned WBC champ said: "I expect he will want a rematch and I will have that. Great fights should have trilogies.

"And I want it here, just across the road, at the Raiders Stadium outdoors in front of 70,000."

And he is set to make £100million in just 12 months if he takes on Anthony Joshua in the "Fight of the Century".

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