Purses confirmed for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder trilogy as Las Vegas date set

Tyson Fury will pocket 60 per cent of the purse from his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder later this year.

The Gypsy King has been told by a judge that he must face the American for a third time despite him eyeing a fight with Anthony Joshua.

Fury dealt Wilder the first defeat of his professional career when he beat him in February 2020.

That came after a controversial draw between the pair 14 months earlier.

The contracts signed for their second fight stated that each boxer would split the pursue down the middle with the victor taking a 60 per cent share should they rematch.

Now that this has been confirmed Fury will pocket a greater share than Wilder, reports TalkSport's Michael Benson.

July 24 has been set as the date for the trilogy contest.

Joshua's plans have been heavily affected by the Fury vs Wilder news.

He and Fury's camp were looking to negotiation their much anticipated unification bout that was understood to be close.

Joshua though has hit out at the Gypsy King calling him a "fraud".

He said on Twitter : " @Tyson_Fury the world now sees you for the fraud you are. You’ve let boxing down!

"You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout not a fight.

"Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly."

Joshua may now take on Oleksandr Usyk, who has stepped up to heavyweight.

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