Fury Will Become Boxing’s First Billionaire With The Saudi Money – ‘I’m Not Cheap’

April 11, 2024
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Fury Will Become Boxing's First Billionaire With The Saudi Money - 'I'm Not Cheap'

Tyson Fury is on course to become boxing’s first billionaire, with a reported ten fights in the pipeline with the help of Saudi Arabia.

Fury is preparing for the biggest fight of his career when he takes on Oleksandr Usyk on May 18. The WBC Heavyweight Champion knows a win makes him boxing’s first Undisputed Heavyweight Champion since Lennox Lewis. Lewis achieved that feat, beating Evander Holyfield for all the belts. Fury and Usyk are undefeated, meaning the winner will be the best heavyweight of this era.

Fury has earned considerable sums for his time in fighting in Saudi Arabia. The Gypsy King reportedly earned $50 millionn for his fight with Francis Ngannou, making it his highest-career payday. The heavyweight will break that record for the Usyk fight, earning over a reported $100 million. Given that Fury plans on fighting for another ten times, with lucrative bouts against Anthony Joshua and the Usyk rematch still possible, the boxer has set his sights on the billion mark.

Fury Reacts

“We want Tyson for five, seven, or ten fights more. You are the most beautiful diamond boxing fighter. You know what I have in my heart. I see you as one of the best fighters in the generation, and I’m thinking we will have a big relationship in the boxing field,” Turki Alalshikh said 

“It’s absolutely unbelievable. I’m definitely on course to be the first boxing billionaire. I’m on course for it, I’m looking forward to it, and I’m delighted by all the good news that keeps coming my way. I’m not cheap. I’m probably the highest paid. If you want something good, you’ve got to pay for it, don’t you? “I’ll beat Oleksandr Usyk. If I can’t beat Oleksandr Usyk, just say I’m not good,” Fury stated

Fury’s Future

That all depends on Fury overcoming Usyk in his next fight. The fight is a 50-50 bout, especially following Fury’s recent cut. The boxer suffered a big cut over his right eye in sparring, which saw the initial date of February 17 called off. The timeline for such a cut is usually around three months to heal. That leaves Fury in trouble if Usyk targets that eye and manages to open it up.

There is also no guarantee that Fury will push through with those fights. He has a history of pulling out. After beating him in their first bout, he failed to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch. The rematch was agreed, only for Fury to withdraw with an ankle injury. The boxer then struggled with mental health issues, as fans never saw a re-run. But if Fury beats Usyk, his earnings will skyrocket, making him one of the most lucrative boxers. A fight with Anthony Joshua will undoubtedly be on the cards, with Bob Arum even stating it could take place this year. 

“If he beats Usyk and fights Usyk again and beats him and then does a massive fight hopefully in the UK at Wembley Stadium against Joshua, that would really put an exclamation point to his great career. And maybe if Fury is successful they can make it worthwhile to Usyk to step aside to allow a Joshua fight to happen this year…The Saudis also, with having all this money, who can dictate the place, are also very intelligent. And they would, I think, like nothing more than to do that fight in Wembley with 95,000 people where they were the promoters,” Arum said

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