‘The Gypsy King’ comes into the bout off the back of a 10th round TKO victory against Derek Chisora last December.
While Fury is fighting a dangerous heavyweight this weekend, it is likely that will have one eye on Oleksandr Usyk. The Englishman has recently signed a contract to set up an undisputed heavyweight championship fight with the Ukrainian. It has been confirmed that Fury’s WBC belt will not be on the line this weekend against the MMA fighter.
Ngannou will be making his boxing debut this weekend following his release from the UFC. ‘The Predator’s’ last fight came against Ciryl Gane in the cage at UFC 270 last year – with the Cameroonian winning via decision.
But how much will both fighters earn for their epic showdown this weekend?
Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou are both expected to earn a whopping payday this weekend
‘The Gypsy King’ comes into the fight off the back of a win against Derek Chisora last December
How much will they earn?
As alluded to, both men are set to earn millions for their 10 round crossover clash in Riyadh.
Fury has said, via the Mirror, that the MMA heavyweight star will pocket £8.2million ($10m) for the clash this weekend.
To put into context, Ngannou took home £496,000 ($600,000) for his last UFC fight against Gane in 2022.
Meanwhile, Derek Chisora has claimed that ‘The Gypsy King’ will be making £41m ($50m) for the bout.
Ngannou made £496,000 from his last UFC fight – but could earn around £8.2million from his clash with Fury
Tyson Fury is in line to pick up yet another big payday for his clash with ‘The Predator’
Fury vs Ngannou – Key information
Tyson Fury’s clash with Francis Ngannou is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The undercard is scheduled to start from 6pm GMT / 1pm ET / 12pm CT / 3am AEST (Sunday morning) / 2.30am ACST (Sunday morning).
Saturday’s main event ring-walks will likely get underway at around 10pm GMT / 5pm ET / 4pm CT / 7am AEST (Sunday morning) / 6.30am ACST (Sunday morning).
How to watch
Fans will be able to watch the 10-round crossover bout on TNT Sports Box Office.
The undercard will start at 6pm GMT, with the first hour available for free.
This weekend’s PPV card will cost £21.95 and fans can also stream the fight via the website or app.
For those watching in the US, the fight will be available to purchase on ESPN+ PPV and will cost $79.99, while Kayo Sports will be showing all the action live in Australia.
This weekend’s huge crossover boxing showdown is scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia
*Subject to change*
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