- Jake Paul clarified that Francis Ngannou’s pay for the Tyson Fury boxing match will be “8 figures”
- Michael Bisping said he had learned that it’s gonne be about $30 million
With Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou officially booked, fans yearn to know how much money would the former UFC heavyweight champion take home as his paycheck from the showdown with the greatest heavyweight boxing champion of his generation.
Earlier reports claimed that “The Predator” is set to pocket an $8 million purse but it was later refuted by Jake Paul and MMA journalist Ariel Helwani. Michael Bisping, meanwhile, stated that he had learned it could be right around $30 million.
Don’t get it Twisted
The exact amount of Ngannou’s pay for the fight may be hard to find out but one thing certain is that anybody who would take on Fury would surely make a staggering amount of money.
On Twitter, Paul clarified that people shouldn’t believe the initial figures, which was $8 million because the truth is Ngannou will take home “8 figures” instead.
“Francis got 8 figures. Not $8 million. Get it right,” Paul tweeted.
“To all the twitter geniuses: 8 figures = $10,000,000+ and Francis deserves every bit of I,” he added.
To all the twitter geniuses: 8 figures = $10,000,000+ and Francis deserves every bit of it. https://t.co/QWphbRNIrl
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) July 14, 2023
Helwani also barged in and backed “The Problem Child’s” claim by stating:
“Accurate, from what I’m told. Not sure where this 8 mil number came from, but it is not the truth,” Helwani replied.
Accurate, from what I’m told. Not sure where this 8 mil number came from, but it is not the truth https://t.co/5zLpryBWvm
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 14, 2023
Bisping got a Figure
Ngannou’s pay has really become a hot subject of discussion in the sport and Bisping also made his own research about it. According to what “The Count” has been hearing, “The Predator” will indeed earn eight figures, more or less $30 million to be exact.
“Obviously, [we’re] talking about Francis Ngannou, that fight with Tyson Fury now has been made official. It wasn’t made official on Monday and initially there was talk of an exhibition bout that’s where last week I’m like, ‘Well, that’s ridiculous!’ The only reason I said it was ridiculous because what does that prove why are two heavyweights gonna fight an exhibition bout? they’re both in their prime, one’s the champ, no one wants to see an exhibition bout. But [now] it’s 12 rounds, professional rules, knockouts allowed, and apparently, I’m hearing Francis is going to get somewhere around 30 million dollars,” Bisping said on his podcast.
The fighter pays for the Fury vs. Ngannou match are expected to be revealed soon but Ngannou’s manager Marquel Martin previously hinted that “The Predator” will make more money in the Fury fight than he has ever made during his entire UFC career.
Fury vs. Ngannou will take place on October 28 in Saudi Arabia. It was initially reported that the bout will be an exhibition match but it was later revealed that it would be a professional fight with no title on the line. WBC has granted “The Gypsy King” a “special permission” to fight Ngannou but he would retain his WBC belt regardless of the outcome.