- Bob Arum lifted the lid on how much Tyson Fury could possibly make from both the Francis Ngannou and Oleksandr Usyk bouts
- “The Predator” is rumored to be making “8 figures” for his boxing match with “The Gypsy King”
As Tyson Fury remains Top Rank’s biggest draw, the company’s CEO Bob Arum is positive that there’s always gonna be a huge payday for both parties. In fact, the 91-year-old thinks Fury’s upcoming bouts with Francis Ngannou and Oleksandr Usyk could see “The Gypsy King” pocketing around $200 million.
Bob is hoping for another massive payday for Fury
Speaking to EsNews, Arum clarified that he did not have anything to do with the rumor that Fury is set to make over $100 million for the Usyk fight alone. Instead, the Top Tank boss admitted that he is “hoping” Fury would wind up taking home about double the said figure from the Ngannou and Usyk fight.
“I didn’t say that [Fury could make $100 million from the Usyk fight]!” Arum exclaimed. “I said Fury, with that [Usyk] fight and the Ngannou fight, in the near future, we’re hoping that he comes in at around $200 million dollars.”
Fury vs. Usyk is a historic fight in its own right
When asked about what the upcoming heavyweight unification bout between Fury and Usyk means to his legacy as a promoter, Arum refused to be specific but implied that the fight is as big as it gets.
“I’ve done some of the biggest fights in the sport over 60 years. Is it bigger than Hagler-Leonard, is it bigger than Foreman, or Muhammad Ali and Frazier? It is what it is. It’s a big fight, it’s a good fight. It has nothing to do with me and my legacy. I’m not the one that’s paying for it, I’m not the one that’s put it together. It’ll be a happy experience for us to be involved as we are in the event and to go over there and watch a good fight,” Arum explained.
While there is no way to really figure out how much money is involved in Fury’s two massive upcoming bouts, one thing certain is that Ngannou is set to make a huge ton of money as well.
There was some speculations that the former UFC heavyweight champ will be taking home “8 figures” and around “$30 million” for the Fury fight. Previously, Ngannou revealed that he is also on course to make a massive purse in his PFL debut, which he described as perhaps double the salary he earned from his entire MMA career.
Fury vs. Ngannou will take place on October 28 in Saudi Arabia. After that, “the Gypsy King” will take on Usyk to unify all the belts (Fury’s WBC and Usyk’s WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO) in the heavyweight division.
Check out Arum’s full interview below: