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Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts delivered their first Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup victory of the season by narrowly beating Tresor Orange 1 to victory during Race 2 at Valencia.

Weerts took the No. 32 BMW M4 GT3 across the line 0.820 seconds ahead of Feller’s No. 40 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II, with the No. 69 Emil Frey Racing Ferrari 296 GT3 of Albert Costa and Thierry Vermeulen completing the podium in third place.

The triumph for the Belgian duo ended a year-long win drought in Fanatec GT competition for WRT’s No. 32 crew, with Vanthoor and Weerts last standing on the top step during the final race of last year’s Sprint Cup campaign at the same venue.

The Vincent Vosse-led squad already held one win so far this season after Valentino Rossi and Maxime Martin took a breakthrough victory during Race 2 at Misano in July, but defending champions Vanthoor and Weerts had yet to pick up a victory despite four podium finishes.

After starting from 13th place, a strong start from Vanthoor saw the No. 32 car move up five positions in a chaotic opening lap that eliminated both the No. 119 Vincenzo Sospiri Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 and the No. 27 Sainteloc Junior Team Audi from the race.

Additionally, the sister No. 46 BMW saw its race ended before the conclusion of the opening lap when Martin suffered radiator damage in a skirmish with Albert Costa in the run to Turn 1, resulting in retirement.

An early, well-executed pitstop from the WRT crew then allowed the newly installed Weerts to leapfrog cars ahead and assume the lead of the race.

Weerts joined the race in front of Feller’s No. 40 Audi, while traffic on the inlap and a slower pitstop saw the No. 69 Emil Frey Ferrari drop to third place when Vermeulen took the car over from Costa.

Feller then pressured Weerts for the remainder of the contest but the Belgian driver remained out front even through a final safety car, triggered when Nova Race driver Erwin Zanotti spun into the gravel at Turn 5.

Lucas Legeret and Christopher Haase finished fourth aboard the No. 11 Comtoyou Racing Audi, while Alex Aka and Lorenzo Patrese completed the top five and secured a clean sweep of Silver Cup class wins.

The No. 14 Emil Frey Racing Ferrari crossed the line in sixth position ahead of the Gold Cup-winning No. 26 Sainteloc Audi of Paul Evrard and Simon Gachet.

Gachet started the race from overall pole and held the lead of the race until the second half of the race saw Evrard fall behind the lead pack.

The Frenchman still finished ahead of both the No. 60 VSR Lamborghini of Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli as well as the No. 88 Akkodis ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of Timur Boguslavskiy and Raffaele Marciello.

With their ninth place finish, Boguslavskiy and Marciello saw their points lead to Drudi and Feller shrink to 6,5 points with the Sprint Cup finale at Zandvoort still remaining.

Alberto di Folco and Aurelien Panis completed the overall top ten aboard the No. 9 Boutsen VDS Audi.

Pure Racing’s Malykhin Clinches Bronze Cup Title with Class Win

Alex Malykhin was crowned Bronze Cup champion at Valencia by taking the class victory in the class’ final appearance in Sprint Cup competition this season.

Due to the limited garage space at Zandvoort, the class will not race at the Dutch track. This meant that the champion would be crowned at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

Malykhin, who shared the No. 911 Pure Rxcing Porsche 911 GT3 R with Ayhancan Guven, came into the final race with a two-point advantage over the No. 188 Garage 59 McLaren 720S GT3 Evo of Henrique Chaves and Miguel Ramos.

By taking the class victory, Malykhin was crowned champion, ending a two-year title streak for Ramos in the process.

The Portuguese driver won the Pro-Am title back-to-back in 2021, first with Henrique Chaves and then with Dean MacDonald.

Malykhin, meanwhile, became a first-time champion in Fanatec GT competition.



By: Davey Euwema
Title: Weerts Ends Sprint Cup Win Drought in Valencia Race 2
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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’

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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ – originally posted on

Here is everything you need to know about the single hardest puncher in boxing and the former world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.

Deontay Wilder Net Worth

Deontay Wilder has been a professional boxer since his debut back in November 2008. He has been boxing consistently for over 15 years straight now in the pro ranks, earning more and more money as his career has progressed up to world level.

The 1985-born boxing superstar is one of the most fearsome punchers the sport of boxing has ever seen. Deontay Wilder’s boxing record consists of 43 wins – 42 of which have come via knockout. The only man to go the distance with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder then knocked out in a round in their rematch.

As of December 2023, it is reported that Deontay Wilder’s net worth is somewhere in the region of $30 million (source: Celebrity Net Worth).

Of course, given the fact the Alabama man is supremely wealthy, he likes his fair share of luxury items too. Wilder has acquired real estate, expensive jewelry, flashy cars and various other assets that have contributed to his riches.

Wilder reportedly has eight kids in total from various relationships, including one with his current girlfriend Telli Swift. Evidently a fair amount of Wilder’s earnings in the ring is used on providing for his big family and loved ones. Be sure to see Deontay Wilder’s net worth continue to grow for the remainder of his career, as long as that lasts.

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Deontay Wilder Career Earnings

After 46 professional boxing fights, Deontay Wilder’s biggest fight purse is reported to have been around $28 million (source: Forbes). This was reportedly how much ‘The Bronze Bomber’ earned for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury back in February 2020.

Wilder went into the fight as the marginal favorite with the best offshore sportsbooks, given that he was still the reigning champion following his draw with Fury 14 months prior. Despite getting conclusively knocked out in Round 7 of the fight, this still remains the biggest purse of Wilder’s career to date.

Deontay Wilder has reportedly earned a total sum of around $95 million in his professional boxing career from his debut up to now. This is right up there with the likes of heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and is more than the likes of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist has been earnings even figure purses ever since he became world heavyweight champion back in January 2015. Of his last 10 fights, just one has been less than seven figures (Washington – $900k). In fact, Wilder has earned around $80 million just from his last five fights.

See the full table below for a detailed breakdown of the purses Deontay Wilder has received for his last 10 fights. All in all, it is fair to say that the 38-year-old isn’t short of a dollar or two. His net worth, salary and fight purses will continue to rise as his career rolls on at world level.

Deontay Wilder Fight Purses (Last 10):

Fight Fight Purse
Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 $12 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 $28 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2 $20 million
Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz $2 million
Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne 2 $1.4 million
Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington $900,000
Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola $1.4 million

Deontay Wilder purse info per Sports Payouts & Sporting News

Deontay Wilder Endorsements & Sponsorship

Although the vast majority of Deontay Wilder’s earnings comes from prize fighting, he also earns an extremely lucrative sum of money outside of the ring. These vast endorsement deals from outside of the ring are a big player in boosting Wilder’s net worth and salary.

The 1985-born boxing phenom’s biggest endorsement deal as of today is his partnership with Everlast. Wilder has shown great loyalty to Everlast for several years during his boxing career, and still sports their boxing gear to this day. He also regularly uses Everlast boxing gloves in the ring for his world title fights, as well as during training camps.

Some of Deontay Wilder’s other endorsements include his partnerships with PureKana CBD, Raising Cane’s and IHC Crypto. There is not much else known about Wilder’s endorsements and sponsors outside of his career as a boxer.

All in all, Deontay Wilder’s various sponsorships certainly help boost his net worth. Per Forbes, he reportedly earns an estimated $500,000 per annum through endorsements. Ultimately though it is punching people in the face for a living that pays ‘The Bronze Bomber’ the most money.

Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps bonuses and boxing free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Deontay Wilder’s next fight.

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By: Paul Kelly
Title: Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’
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