Tommy Fury has made at least £3.7million from his win over Jake Paul in Riyadh – and could bring home at least £10million more by the end of the 2025, experts told MailOnline today.
Last night Fury, who recently had his first child Bambi with Miss Hague a month ago, settled his grudge match with Jake Paul after winning a split decision in Saudi Arabia in front his half-brother Tyson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mike Tyson and Deontay Wilder with millions watching on pay-per-view (PPV).
Fury is reportedly set to receive a £1.6million ($2m) purse – and 35 per cent of the PPV money. In total, the 23-year-old will earn £3.7million ($4.5m). Paul’s fight purse will be £2.6million ($3.2m) – but he will also take 65 per cent of the pay-per-view money, taking his overall prize money to £7.1million ($8.6m) even though he lost.
Brand and culture expert Nick Ede believes that if well advised, Fury will make ‘at least £10million’ in the next 2-3 years – much of it from outside boxing.
Mr Ede told MailOnline Fury could make many more millions from a Netflix-style documentary and rematch with Jake Paul, Mr Ede believes. A film career could also be on offer, given the popularity of boxing on the big screen.
He said: ‘Tommy went on to be amass millions from fast fashion deals and endorsements as well as public appearances after Love Island.
‘Now with his win against Jake Paul he has all eyes on him internationally and he could make many more millions as a fighter. With the support of his brother and some of the most famous people in sport including Ronaldo and Mike Tyson, the world is his oyster.
‘I can see him working on a documentary series, a possible rematch with Jake Paul and lots more endorsements too. With his good looks he may start to do more luxury brand endorsements desperate for new customers and perhaps he may go into movies too like many other famous sports stars including Mike Tyson.
‘With the popularity of films like Creed I can see him pursuing the Hollywood route and eclipsing his wife’s fame by becoming a truly international star’.
PR guru Mark Borkowski predicts that a fight with YouTube star and boxer KSI could be next for Tommy in yet another money-spinning fight.
He said: ‘Jake Paul is Teflon, he can survive a few bumps. You feel this grudge match with Fury isn’t over. I’d expect another episode of the soap opera as KSI dives in. KSI wrote on Twitter: “Honestly I would destroy both Jake Paul and Tommy Fury.” There’s more yet to come’.
But he added: ‘Tommy is still overshadowed by his dad and the more able YouTubers’.