Tyson Fury is ready to interrupt the financial institution in back-to-back bouts.
The WBC heavyweight beltholder Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) will first face MMA star Francis Ngannou in a boxing match later this month, and shortly after that, unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) for the undisputed title.
Each of the fights will happen in Saudi Arabia, because the nation continues to pay exorbitant charges to carry desired sporting occasions to the Center East.
Turki Alalshikh – chairman of the board of the Common Leisure Authority and Head of Riyadh Season – is the chief principal accountable for funding the fights.
“Tyson has to maintain enterprise on October 28, when he fights Ngannou, after which we’re off to the races with the unified heavyweight championship,” Prime Rank boss and Fury co-promoter Bob Arum informed a gaggle of reporters throughout a current media gathering.
“For those who informed Tyson Fury he is set to make a$100 million, he’d actually get pissed off as a result of he thinks, and I feel he is proper, that he will make much more. I do not know the quantity … however it’s much more than $100 million.”
The 35-year-old Fury has made it clear that he’s at the moment only interested in fights that may make him essentially the most sum of money.
“I’ve acquired new objectives – I wish to prime the Forbes checklist for the highest-paid athlete for the yr, and I wish to make a Hollywood film,” Fury said recently. “I’ve accomplished the sport within the ring – it is carried out. I’ve carried out all the pieces there may be to do and gained each belt there may be to win.”
Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn can be attempting to stage a heavyweight struggle in Saudi Arabia between former titlists Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Hearn stated the good-looking paydays Fury is getting is nice for the entire ecosystem of boxing.
Fury final fought in December and scored a Tenth-round stoppage win in opposition to journeyman Derek Chisora.
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