While Tyson Fury is a self-admitted life long fan of WWE, it seems his love of pro wrestling isn’t the only reason he is competing in at Crown Jewel. It is also the $15 million he is being paid for the one-off match according to boxing insiders in the UK. This payoff will make Fury the highest paid person ever for a single wrestling match.
It was reported at the time Floyd Mayweather was paid $20 million for his match against Big Show, but that number was flagged as massively inflated by WWE insiders and Dave Meltzer at the time.
Undefeated Fury is currently recovering from an eye injury that required 50 stitches from his match against Otto Wallin in Las Vegas last month. At the WWE media event last Friday, Fury told reporters:
“I was supposed to be resting while the eye mended, but I’m excited about 385lbs of Braun coming at me. Yeah, me against Wilder is the biggest fight in boxing, but I’m not thinking about that now. I’m just enjoying my life – and concentrating on WWE.”
Fury is set to box Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on February 22 in a much-anticipated rematch after their first match ended in a draw. The original contest will be remembered for Fury somehow getting back up after a devastating blow in the 12th round with NXT’s Mauro Ranallo shouting, “Down goes Fury! Mamma mia” on commentary.
His pay-off for his match against Wilder will dwarf his WWE payoff, but the rematch is subject to Fury coming out uninjured against Braun Strowman.