TYSON FURY has seemingly leaked Francis Ngannou’s payday for their controversial crossover clash.
REUTERSFrancis Ngannou will lock horns with Tyson Fury in a ten-round exhibition next month[/caption]
GETTYThe former UFC heavyweight champion is set to earn a pretty penny for the fight[/caption]
GETTYFury claims Ngannou will receive a minimum of £8.1million for their fight[/caption]
Saudi chiefs have shelled out the big bucks to get Fury and Ngannou to share the ring.
And Fury claims the Cameroonian clubber will bag a minimum of £8.1million ($10m) as soon as he in the ring for their much-maligned desert dust-up.
The WBC heavyweight champion said: “Everyone said he was an idiot for walking away from the UFC and now all of a sudden he’s a genius, isn’t he?”
“Guy’s about to make $10 million (£8.1m). Come on! Egg in their face! Francis is going to make that bag. Rich!”
Ngannou, 37, will make considerably more than the figure being publicly touted by Fury.
His guaranteed purse will be topped up by his respective cut of the fight’s pay-per-view sales – as well as sponsorship money.
The hard-hitting Ngannou goes into his professional boxing debut as a huge underdog.
But he’s adamant he’ll shock the world and hand the undefeated Fury his first-ever loss.
He told The LadBible earlier this year: “He’s a great boxer.
“One of the best to ever do it. Personally, I think he’s a show guy.
“He’s a good show guy. He likes to have fun. He’s cool. And what I love about him, he’s a free man. He speaks free. He lives free.
“He’s not caged. And I like that attitude.
“Ten years ago, I wasn’t in the picture. Not even in the corner, like a dot. So I have my own chance.”