Fury vs Wilder 2 PPV cost: What you need to knowHot
The rematch between Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) and Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs), one of the biggest fights in recent memory, will take place at MGM Grand Las Vegas on Saturday, February 22 in most regions and on the following Sunday in Europe, Australia and Asia.
On the line will be Wilder's WBC title and the all-important RING Magazine belt. As a result, Fury vs Wilder 2, a rematch between two undefeated champions, is the most significant, most-anticipated heavyweight fight on U.S. soil since 2002, when Lennox Lewis defeated Mike Tyson in Memphis, Tennessee, and one of the biggest heavyweight bouts since the late 1980s.
In the US, the pay-per-view (PPV) fight card will be a joint production of ESPN (Top Rank rightsholder) and Fox Sports (PBC rightsholder) and the six-match preliminary undercard will be split between Top Rank and PBC, with separate telecasts on an ESPN network and a Fox Sports network to air their respective half of the card.
BT Sport PPV will carry the fight card in the United Kingdom.
TV: ESPN+ PPV (US) | FOX PPV (US) | BT Sport PPV (UK)
Fury vs Wilder PPV Times
ESPN App, Fox Sports App, 5 p.m. ET
Prelims Part 1:
ESPNEWS, FS1, 7:30 p.m. ET
Prelims Part 2:
ESPN, FS1, 8 p.m. ET
Available on PPV via major cable and satellite providers, Fox Sports app and ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET
Wilder vs Fury PPV price
Fury vs Wilder 2 PPV price in the U.S will be $79.99, a $5 increase from their bout in December 2018. In the US, the first Fury vs Wilder fight, in December 2018, cost $74.95 and generated only 325,000 PPV buys.
In the UK, it's likely to hit £24.95 but we have not confirmed that. The norm these days for a UK event is £19.95 and that is expected to be the price for Anthony Joshua's upcoming heavyweight title showdown with Kubrat Pulev. However, we did see a spike to £24.95 in Joshua's most recent rematch bout with Andy Ruiz, and wouldn't be surprised if it happened again for Wilder vs Fury 2.
Although the fight will be broadcast in numerous regions, such as Latin America, Australia and Russia, promoters are depending on the US and UK for a lion's share of the income.
Wilder vs Fury 2 PPV televised fight card
Time: 9PM ET
Las Vegas, NV
ESPN/ Fox PPV / BT Sport
Deontay Wilder (C) vs. Tyson Fury (C), rematch
WBC and RING Magazine Heavyweight titles
FightSaga Official Wilder vs Fury 2 Stats & Facts Page
Emanuel Navarrete (C) vs. Jeo Tupas Santisima
WBO Super Bantamweight Title
Charles Martin vs. Gerald Washington
IBF Heavyweight Championship Eliminator
Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis
Fury vs Wilder 2 Closed Circuit
Closed circuit tickets are available now.
Venues hosting Wilder vs. Fury 2 closed circuit telecasts are:
Mandalay Bay Ballroom at Mandalay Bay
The Still at The Mirage
Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York
Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York
Moneyline at Park MGM
Closed circuit tickets priced at $100 (not including applicable fees) are now on sale at www.mgmgrand.com/wildervsfury2cc
Nine different promos were shown for Fury vs Wilder 2 on FOX last Sunday as the network aired Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
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The ads are believed to have generated 331 million views.
“To have the biggest fight of the year - Wilder vs. Fury 2 - and boxing’s most dynamic heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, on a platform with the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event in America, is nothing short of phenomenal,” said Tim Smith, PBC spokesperson and VP of Communications for Haymon Boxing.
“It also demonstrates the commitment of FOX and PBC to help push boxing back into the sports mainstream where it belongs.”
For the long term health of the sport, let's hope this card generates at least 1.2 million PPV buys in the US.
The attached video is a promo that ran on Super Bowl Sunday.