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Wilder-Fury fight breaks heavyweight boxing gate record in Nevada

The championship fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on Saturday has become the largest heavyweight boxing gate in Nevada after bring in more than $16.92m.

The fight, which was held at the 17,000-capacity MGM Grand Garden Arena, surpassed the previous record of $16.86m set by the heavyweight title rematch between Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield in 1999 at the 19,522-seat Thomas & Mack Center.

Prior to Saturday’s fight, the Lewis-Holyfield rematch was the seventh-highest gate in Nevada boxing history, regardless of weight class. It is the only fight in the top 10 of that category that did not take place within the past 20 years.

Briton Fury took home the title in the Las Vegas rematch after a seventh-round technical knockout.

The pair previously met in December 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, which pulled in a gate of $3.5m. Wilder and Fury fought to a split-decision draw at the 20,000-capacity arena.

According to online ticket reseller SeatGeek, the Wilder-Fury rematch had an average resale price of $1,242.

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