Wilder Nets Big Payday While De La Hoya Offers Opportunity
The biggest fight to date in Deontay Wilder’s career also doubled as the biggest payday in his career, as the WBC World heavyweight champion walked out $2.1 Million richer and his eyes on Anthony Joshua.
Wilder, who knocked out the Cuban southpaw in the 10th round of their March 3rd showdown at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, earned $2.1 million for his effort, while according to ESPN’s Dan Rafael who broke the story, Ortiz made a potential career high of $500,000 in the loss.
And while Wilder takes in his biggest pay-day, his former promoter, Oscar De La Hoya let Wilder know the door is open for a return if he wants to make “real money.”
@BronzeBomber congratulations on such a great accomplishment when everyone doubted you, hit me up when you wanna make real money and have someone who will promote you to be a PPV star.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) March 5, 2018
Golden Boy represented Wilder early in his professional career, before Wilder joined with Lou DiBella and would fight under his and the Premier Boxing Champions banner as WBC world heavyweight champion.
While this is Wilder’s biggest pay-day to date, he was set to make over $4.5 million in 2016 against Alexander Povetkin, but the fight would be cancelled due to Povetkin failing a drug test.
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