The winner of the Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight could earn 138 million in 12 months on prize money alone

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The next 12 months could produce an undisputed champion in the heavyweight division.

That champion would be in hot demand on the lat-enight talk show circuit, would attract greater sponsorship deals, and would generate a lot of cash outside of fighting.

The winner of the anticipated three-fight Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury rivalry could receive 138 million in total prize money should he then also challenge Anthony Joshua in a potential unification fight.

"Heavyweight champions historically have been at the top of the food chain in boxing," Fury's promoter Bob Arum told us. And history could be about to repeat itself.

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LAS VEGAS The winner of the Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight on Saturday could earn 138 million in 12 months on prize money alone.

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