How much Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will earn from heavyweight fight

Fury and Usyk are set for huge paydays
Fury and Usyk are set for huge paydays -Credit:Getty Images

The much-anticipated heavyweight showdown between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is finally set to happen at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh this Saturday.

The pair will be battling it out for all four major heavyweight titles, marking the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000 and the first champion of the four-belt era. Originally pencilled in for February, the fight was delayed due to an injury Fury picked up during training.

The postponement has only ramped up the tension, with a recent spat involving Fury's dad John and a member of Usyk's team adding more spice to the mix. On top of the championship belts, both undefeated fighters are set to pocket a hefty payday.

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While the final figure won't be confirmed until after the fight, it's estimated to be around $150m (£116m), according to The Independent. Last year, it was agreed that the purse would be split 70/30 in Fury's favour.

Usyk accepted the smaller share on the condition that Fury donates £1m of his winnings to Ukraine, reports Birmingham Live. If the reported purse is accurate, Tyson Fury is set to bag a whopping $105m (£82.9m) from this weekend's bout.

Last year, legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum revealed that the 'Gypsy King' would not be satisfied with a mere $100m offer. In an interview, Bob Arum revealed: "If you told Tyson Fury he's set to make $100m, he'd really get p****d off," elaborating further by saying, "Because he thinks and I think he's right that he's gonna make a lot more than that."

Tyson Fury is no stranger to high earning fights in Saudi Arabia, having previously pocketed a hefty £35m from his crossover bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou last October.

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