Reigning WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury will earn at least a hundred million dollars for a unification fight with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usik, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles.
This was announced in an interview with ESNEWS by the promoter of the Briton, Bob Arum.
“On October 28, Tyson will deal with Ngannou, and then we will have an absolute world title fight waiting for us,” Arum said. “If you tell Tyson Fury that he’s going to make a hundred million dollars for a fight with Alexander Usik, he’s going to be really mad at you, because he expects to make a lot more than that, and I think he’s right. I can’t give you a number right now, but it’s going to be a lot more than a hundred million dollars”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Alexander Usik will take place on December 23 or in January in Saudi Arabia, and “The Gypsy King” will test Francis Ngannou’s boxing skills on October 28 in Riyadh, however, his title will not be on the line in a fight with the former UFC champion.
The contract for the Fury and Usik fight reportedly calls for an immediate rematch in any outcome of the fight.