Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 Pay-Per-View Buys Fall Well Short Of Expectations

Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder had a fantastic rivalry, yet the third fight failed to live up to the hype.

The first fight in December of 2018 was a big fight and the two fought to a draw. In the rematch, it felt like a massive fight and the hype was there for weeks leading up to the fight which Fury dominated and won by seventh-round TKO.

After their rematch, COVID-19 became a pandemic and the world was shut down. As both men looked to return, it appeared Fury would fight Anthony Joshua, but an arbitrator ruled Wilder was owed the third fight, which lost some of the luster.

Yet, the fight was a great one as both men had success as they each got dropped a couple of times but it was Fury winning by 11th-round KO. However, according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports he reports the trilogy did under 600,000 buys which would be a big disappointment.

After the fight, Tyson Fury said it was a great fight and worthy of any trilogy, but the PPV buys seem to not agree.

“It was a great fight,” said Fury, the sport’s lineal heavyweight champion and a former unified world champ. “It was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport. He’s a top fighter, and he gave me a real [test] tonight.”

With the win, it’s uncertain what will be next for Tyson Fury. He could wait to fight the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Johsua 2, or perhaps faces Andy Ruiz Jr. or Dillian Whyte. However, if it is Whyte, which seems likely, it seems very certain that the PPV buys will be way less than Fury vs. Wilder 3.

Are you surprised Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 did less than 600,000 PPV buys?