PETER WRIGHT is taking on Michael Smith as he aims to become a two-time PDC World Darts Championship winner.
Snakebite had previously won the event in 2020, when he defeated Michael van Gerwen in the final.
Wright said after beating Gary Anderson to reach this year’s final: “Obviously we had to try and live up to Michael Smith’s match with Gerwyn Price. I wanted to be better than that match and hopefully it was great for the crowds and all the viewers.
“I had Gary coming back at me like a train and I had to try and de-rail him and put a stop on him and luckily enough I did,” he added.
“Hopefully I become a double-world champion and stop Michael, it will be a great match with loads more 180s, I think.”
Who is Peter Wright?
Peter Wright is a 51-year-old darts player from Livingston, Scotland.
He was born in Scotland, but moved to London at the age of five.
Wright is currently ranked No 2 in the current darts world rankings.
He is nicknamed Snakebite from his love of snakes, not the drink.
What is Peter Wright’s net worth?
Wright’s net worth is estimated to be around £3m, according to reports on his career prize money earnings.
Though Snakebite has spoken in the past of how he nearly walked away from darts in the early 2000s, and took work as a builder and tyre fitter until his wife Joanne inspired him to turn his career around.
Wright had said: “I was living on about £14 a week after bills.”
What is the PDC World Darts Championship prize money?
(total £2,500,00 prize money payed out)
- Winner – £500,000
- Runner-up – £200,000
- Semi-final – £100,000
- Quarter-final – £50,000
- Fourth round – £35,000
- Third round – £25,000
- Second round – £15,000
- First round – £7,500
Thursday, December 30
- Raymond Smith 3-4 Mervyn King
- Alan Soutar 1-4 Callan Rydz
- Chris Dobey 3-4 Luke Humphries
- James Wade 4-0 Martijn Kleermaker
- Gary Anderson 4-3 Rob Cross
- Peter Wright 4-1 Ryan Searle
Friday, December 31
Saturday, January 1 – Quarter-finals
- Gerwyn Price 4-5 Michael Smith
- James Wade 5-0 Mervyn King
- Peter Wright 5-4 Callan Rydz
- Luke Humphries 2-5 Gary Anderson
Sunday, January 2 – Semi-finals
- Michael Smith 6-3 James Wade
- Peter Wright 6-4 Gary Anderson
Monday, January 3
- Michael Smith vs Peter Wright