Tyson Fury at risk of staggering £200m lawsuit as details come to light after Francis Ngannou win

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Boxing news: Tyson Fury could face a staggering £200m lawsuit

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 31/10/2023

- 13:25

The Gypsy King won the doubt in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night

Tyson Fury is reportedly at risk of a massive £200m lawsuit.

The Gypsy King is currently in the spotlight after beating Francis Ngannou in controversial circumstances on Saturday night.

Fury is now expected to go up against Oleksandr Usyk, having previously confirmed that fight could happen before Christmas.

But the 35-year-old is seeking a delay to that battle, with the boxing veteran eager to push the showdown back until January or February instead.

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk previously said they will face each other on December 23


According to The Sun, Saudi Arabia are pushing Fury to stick to the original date.

They want it to be a 'Christmas cracker', having planned a whole six-month festival around the fight.

If Fury does postpone, it will reportedly leave him at risk of being sued for breaching a bumper £200m deal.

Only a serious injury will give him the grounds to push the fight back.

Fury was left bruised after his battle with Ngannou over the weekend, with the former MMA star giving him opponent a huge scare.

He announced an update on his black eye by saying: "I've only got some surface bruising.

"There was a little bit of a head clash and a few punches but nothing major, no serious injuries."

Fury was fortunate to win by split decision having been knocked to the ground in round three.

And he explained his victory by saying: "I trained very well and prepared very good.

"But it's boxing where you have good nights and bad and you just need to crack on forward and continue.

"I felt my timing was quite off, I have been out of the ring nearly a year again.

"I had a bit of ring rust, it was not one of my best performances, it was far from vintage Tyson Fury."

And, when asked about his fight with Usyk still being scheduled for December 23, he added: "I leave all that to my team, I don't get involved."

As for Ngannou, meanwhile, the 37-year-old felt he deserved to beat Fury.

And he then suggested that he was denied victory to save the sport of boxing from suffering humiliation.

"I'm confident that I won that fight," he stated.

"I wasn't surprised for what happened.

"I'm alone in this game. I just came from another sport and there's a structure, a solid business and then you just come to rob that.

"Imagine if I'd have walked out of there with that belt or with him being defeated for the first time.

"I knew it wasn't going to happen. I think it's a shame for boxing, though, and those judges they should be sanctioned.


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Tyson Fury was able to scrape his way to Francis Ngannou win on Saturday night


"I want to understand why those judges judge like that, because for me, to be honest, I don't care that much about that decision, but I think those kind of decisions mess up a lot of people's careers."

Fury has won 34 of his 35 career fights so far.

A draw with Deontay Wilder in December 2018 remains the only blot on his record.

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