Wilder vs Stiverne Purses/Payout: Behind the logic
Wilder vs Stiverne will take place in Las Vegas and be broadcast on Showtime.
Deontay will look to become the first American heavyweight belt-holder in seven years (Shannon Briggs, 2007). And while lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will remain the real and legitimate ruler of the division regardless the outcome, Wilder is officially a 'person of
interest' among the American mainstream.
So how much are Wilder and Stiverne making for this bout?
- Wilder purse: $1 Million
- Stiverne purse: $910,000
By far the largest payouts of their respective careers, the split is fair.
Although Stiverne is the WBC champion and more battle-tested, Wilder, with his charisma and outstanding record of 32 wins 0 losses and 32 knockouts, has generated more interest.
In his most recent bout against Chris Arreola, Stiverne received a purported $225,000. We don't have payout data for Wilder's most recent bout, a 4th Round knockout of Jason Gavern in August.
As of earlier this week, Wilder was a slight favorite across the board at (-150). This means his backers must wager $150 to win $100. Stiverne remained a rough (+160) underdog, meaning one can win $160 by wagering $100 on the WBC Champion.