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Tyson Fury could be set for astonishing record-breaking purse if he beats Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury could be set for astonishing record-breaking purse if he beats Oleksandr Usyk

The Wythenshawe boxer is set for a massive payday if he wins tonight.

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The Mancunian boxer is set to face off against Oleksandr Usyk tonight (Saturday 18 May), to decide the first undisputed heavyweight champion in the four belt era.

Fury, 35, will to take on the 37-year-old Ukrainian boxer in the main event at the 'Ring of Fire' in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in a long-awaited match-up that was postponed in February following a serious training injury sustained above Fury's right eye.

There were some kind words at the pre-fight press conference on Thursday, where the British WBC heavyweight champion stated: "God Bless him. And I'll say a prayer for him before we walk out that we'll both come out the ring in one piece and go home to our families, cause that's what it's all about."

The 35-year-old is believed to have said this in the wake of the death of British boxer Sherif Lawal, who was pronounced dead after his professional boxing match at Harrow Leisure Centre.

However, the mood was completely different at last night's (Friday 17 May) weigh-in.

The Gypsy King came out all guns blazing, telling the press: "Fireworks tomorrow night. I'm gonna knock this little fu**er spark out!

"I'm coming for his heart, that's what I'm coming for, f**k his belts, he's getting it tomorrow, spark out. F**k his team too, f**k the lot of them, they can all get it if they want."

And though he didn't look at his opponent on Thursday, Fury made no mistake this time, standing head-to-head in front of the eager press.

Fury looked well and truly up for it on Friday night. (Richard Pelham/Getty Images)
Fury looked well and truly up for it on Friday night. (Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

One thing that we're sure both fighters will be excited to take home, apart from the titles, is the eye-watering purse that is at stake.

In October 2023, Fury emerged victorious against MMA star Francis Ngannou in his first ever pro boxing match - despite a below-par showing. It has been estimated by Arum that the winning from that fight coupled with the Usyk bout could total more than £146 million.

Arum explained to ES News: "If you told Tyson Fury he’s set to make $100 million, he’d really get p**sed off because he thinks, and I think he’s right, that he’s going to make a lot more. I don’t know the number, but it’s a lot more than $100 million."

"Fury, in that fight and the Ngannou fight, in the near future we are hoping that he comes in at around $200 million," they concluded.

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn previously claimed that the actual figure for the Usyk bout stood nearer to £80 million, though it could grow if there was a rematch clause.

Fury could take home up to £80 million for this fight alone. (Richard Pelham/Getty Images)
Fury could take home up to £80 million for this fight alone. (Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

Hearn said to iFL TV: "It's probably 30 and 70 and 30 and 80, but I've heard there's a rematch clause, whatever happens. So, it's probably plus.

"Maybe you want a rematch clause. Imagine if I said to you 'you get x for the first and guaranteed x for the second'. You’d go, 'f**k it, I might as well do it'."

How to watch Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk

The PPV (pay-per-view) fight will be streaming on Dazn for £24.99.

It will also be available on the Dazn app in over 200 countries, across the world. So, if you happen to be away on holiday or travelling that evening, you’ll still be able to catch the highly anticipated bout, with prices varying depending on the location.

Another option is Sky Sports, where the PPV (pay-per-view) will cost £24.95. You can either watch it through Sky or on NOW.

And last but not least is via TNT Sports. And thankfully, you don’t need a TNT Sports subscription to tune in. It will cost £24.99 and it can be accessed through Discovery+, BT, EE, Sky and Virgin Media.

How do I use the Dazn app?

You can access the Dazn app on a number of different devices and platforms. From Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire sticks, Roku and a variety of smart TVs, you can also access it on Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads and gaming devices such as the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

You can also tune in via a web browser via

What time is the match taking place?

Here in the UK, the ringwalks for Fury vs. Usyk are scheduled for 11:05pm. But these timings could be subject to change, so you’ll want to keep an eye on the app to make sure you don’t miss any of the action.

Afterwards, it will be clear who the number one fighter in the heavyweight division is. And not only that, the eventual result will determine who will also become the first heavyweight boxer to become an undisputed champion in the four belt era.

You can stream the Fury vs Usyk fight via Dazn here.

Featured Image Credit: Richard Pelham/Getty Images

Topics: Boxing, Oleksandr Usyk, Sport, Tyson Fury