Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 breaks £13m gate ticket sales record of 20-years despite claims it was struggling to sell – The Sun

TYSON FURY and Deontay Wilder are said to have broken the ticket sales gate record ahead of their blockbuster rematch.

Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield hold the record having made £13million for their second fight that took place in 1999.


Lewis and Holyfield – like Wilder and Fury – drew their first fight.

But unified champion Lewis came back to win the rematch on points.

The cheapest ticket for tonight's heavyweight title fight at the 17,000 MGM Grand were £230 with the most expensive costing £2,000.

Fury was unfortunate not to walk away with the WBC title after largely outboxing Wilder in December 2018.

But the Bronze Bomber's two knockdowns proved enough for him to hold onto his belt by the most narrow of margins.

Fury is adamant he HAS to knock out the champion in his home country and promises to adapt a more aggressive style in order to take it out of the judges hands.

And 54-year-old Lewis insisted despite Fury's drastic change in tactics, the 19st Brit has every chance of knocking out his smaller opponent.

Lewis told SunSport: "Maybe Fury believes now that he can catch this guy early and he just needs to develop his power a little more?

 

"I said after the fight, ‘one guy needs to develop power and the other has to develop his boxing skills’. That is what I saw and that is what they both have to do.

"If Tyson really thinks that he can knock Deontay out then it’s possible, these big guys generate a lot of power.

"A boxer like Tyson Fury is not looking for the knockout, he is looking to outbox his opponent. Now, if he wants to add punch power to his repertoire, I am not hating that idea, that is what he needs to do."

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