The just concluded rematch between new Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Tyson Fury, and Deontay Wilder, has broken the weight class’ Las Vegas gate record, per Top Rank, President Todd DuBoef, has said.Hide original message
He tweeted: “Today’s heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, has officially broken the record for a heavyweight gate, in Las Vegas.
“The previous record was set in 1999, by Lewis/Holyfield II, at $16,860,300, at Thomas & Mack.”
Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, noted that the fight has set a record in terms of dollar amount, but that the rematch between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, in 1999, is still No. 1, when adjusted for inflation.
Iole tweeted: “Adjusted for inflation, the $16.88 million Holyfield-Lewis 2 gate, would be $25.87 million. But in terms of pure dollars, tonight’s gate is the heavyweight record.
“The world record is $72.1 million, by Mayweather and Pacquiao, in 2015.”