TYSON FURY says he will be training in an all-new SEVEN STAR hotel in Saudi Arabia before fighting Francis Ngannou.
WBC world champion Fury welcomes ex-UFC star Francis Ngannou over to the boxing ring for a massive crossover clash.
GettyTyson Fury ahead of his fight with Francis Ngannou[/caption]
The two heavyweight superstars collide on October 28 in Riyadh in the latest mega-money bout prised over to the Middle East.
And Fury is set to be treated like a king when he makes the 4,000 mile trip over from his Morecambe home.
He told SunSport: “I think we’re training in a nice hotel out there.
“They’ve given me my own seven-star, 100 bedroom hotel in Riyadh that’s not even open to the public yet.
“It’s got 16 restaurants, Michelin star restaurants, gyms, everything. So we’re looking forward to that.”
Fury, 35, becomes the latest sporting superstar to take his career to the desert, following an influx of footballers signing crazy cash deals.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 38, was the first swap top-flight European action for the Saudi Super League when he joined Al-Nassr from Manchester United.
Neymar, 31, also walked out on PSG for Al-Hilal, meaning both could be in the house to watch Fury’s fight.
But the Gypsy King claimed the wages the footballing pair are on is nothing compared to what he has coming his way.
He said: “They’re paying big money, everything they get involved in is big.
“And I believe I’ve just done the biggest boxing deal ever to be done in the history of boxing with them.
“I’m not at liability to talk about numbers but let’s just say the bag is big, mighty f***ing big. But will it change me? Not really.
“Still got the Crocs and the packed lunches from Asda, not too shabby mush!”
Asked if it was just a one-fight deal, Fury replied: “Can’t say but it’s the biggest boxing deal ever done in history.
“You know like all these big football deals, Ronaldo and Neymar and whoever else they’re trying to deal with, blows all that out of the water. Big, big, big.”
It saw Ronaldo top Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes in 2023, with boxer Canelo Alvarez, 33, fifth on the list with £88.7m banked.
Fury boxed just twice last year, stopping Dillian Whyte, 35, and Derek Chisora, 39, and it saw him slip outside Forbes’ top 50 list.
But in 2022, he was placed in 15th after making £50m.
Fury has won every belt there is in boxing and insisted unifying all four against rival Oleksandr Usyk, 36, is of no interest to him.
Instead, he wants to top Forbes’ sports rich list like UFC legend Conor McGregor did in 2021 and boasted he is a year or two away from it.
Fury said: “I wanna top the Forbes list.
“And I’ll probably do that this year, or next year. Sports’ No1 earner of all sports, that’s me. That’s the only thing I want to do.
“Conor did well out of his career, earned a lot of money fair play to the man, and I want to top that sports list as well now.”
GettyTyson Fury and Francis Ngannou face off before their crossover clash[/caption]