Friday, 8 January 2016

Deontay Wilder Career Earnings & Forbes Financial Information Summary

Deontay Wilder - Future Money Man 

Deontay Wilder is the WBC Heavyweight champion of the world. The brash speaking, extremely powerful and rangy American is becoming one of the most popular figures in boxing, especially in the States. Wilder recently had an article published on Forbes discussing his potential and ability to eventually become unified Heavyweight champion.

Currently Wilder is earning around $1-$1.5 million per fight and his last two fights have been stay busy fights, against lesser fighters. Wilder earnt a similar purse vs Stiverne, who he won the WBC Heavyweight world title against. At the moment Wilder’s purses aren’t impressive as they are solid, but seen often throughout the sport. Wilder is currently earning similar purses to what Adrien Broner earns and this is after Broner has incurred several losses.

Wilder speaks well and he’s powerful. His fights are entertaining. He is also vulnerable and can be hurt, so when fans watch Wilder’s fights they know it could finish early and could potentially go either way.

As of right now Wilder is about to move towards his first $2M pay day which should be seen against Szpilka. Now it should get interesting after this bout should Wilder win. Wilder could be looking at a mandatory defence against Povetkin. Povetkins promoters will try win the purse bid and stage the bout in Europe. Wilder’s promoter and manager Al Haymon will also try to win that purse bid. This could lead to a purse in the range of $5M + for Wilder to defend his title against Povetkin, regardless of where the fight takes place.

If Wilder is to beat Povetkin, which many feel is unlikely, he will then be in line for one of the biggest money fights in sport. Unifying against Tyson Fury, provided Fury beats Wladimir Klitschko again in the rematch which is widely expected. Wilder vs Fury if staged in either the US or the UK, could be Wilder’s first purse of $10M plus. It’s a fair way off and Wilder needs to win his next two bouts.

However Wilder’s current net worth is around $10M US. But if he wins his next two bouts, he could become the biggest earner in the sport.


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