Wilder-Fury II Breaks Nevada Heavyweight Boxing Gate Record
One of the most highly anticipated rematches in boxing history delivered, and then some. Not only did Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder via TKO on Saturday, February 22, bu the two set a record for heavyweight boxing in Nevada.
During the broadcast for the fight, it was announced that the event was set to break the Nevada gate revenue record of $16,860,300. That was the record since 1999, when Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis fought in a rematch. The first fight ended in a draw, and the rematch only a few months later saw Lewis beating Holyfield via unanimous decision.
Now it became official: the official revenue, according to several outlets, was $16,916,440 with 15,816 in attendance.
💰 Now official that Tyson Fury's rematch win over Deontay Wilder has broken the live gate record (money generated from ticket sales) for any heavyweight fight in history. Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield II was $16.86m – Wilder vs Fury II is $16.92m with 15,816 in attendance.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 23, 2020
The highest-ranked fight in Nevada boxing history was the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015. In a fight that Mayweather won, the gate was $72.2 million.
In Fury and Wilder’s rematch, the former knocked Wilder down twice, landing 58 power punches on 160 shots thrown. Wilder only landed 18 on 55 thrown punches.