Tyson Fury aims dig at Cristiano Ronaldo and says he's signed 'biggest boxing deal in history'

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Boxing star Tyson Fury has claimed he's signed the biggest deal in the history of the sport

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 20/09/2023

- 12:40

The 'Gypsy King' is looking ahead to his showdown with Francis Ngannou next month

Tyson Fury has claimed he's signed the biggest boxing deal in the sport's entire history.

And the 35-year-old insists the deal is so big it blows contracts for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar out of the water.

Fury is currently preparing for his showdown with Francis Ngannou next month, with that showdown in Saudi Arabia poised to take place on October 28.

The 'Gypsy King' has now claimed he stands to financially benefit for many years to come - but money won't change the way he is.

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Tyson Fury has insisted he's coming for Cristiano Ronaldo in battle to top Forbes' list of best-paid athletes


"They're paying big money, everything they get involved in is big," Fury told The Sun.

"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*****g big.

"But will it change me? Not really.

"[I've] still got the Crocs and the packed lunches from Asda, not too shabby mush!"

When quizzed on whether it was a one-fight deal, Fury added: "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."

Cristiano Ronaldo currently earns around £173million each year in Saudi Arabia, having joined Al-Nassr at the tail end of last year.

Neymar isn't too far behind, with the Brazil international moving to Al-Hilal from Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer.

Ronaldo has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes this year as a result of his lucrative Saudi switch.

Fury, however, has his eyes on the No 1 spot and believes he's close to achieving that aim.

"I wanna top the Forbes list," he continued.

"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 [McGregor] 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."

Meanwhile, Fury's next opponent Ngannou has opened up on what the money from their upcoming showdown will mean to him.

"It [the money from the Fury bout] means a lot to me," he stated.

"It's a lot to process, looking at where I started to where I am today.

"Where we are today in regards to my family too. It really does mean a lot to me and my biggest joy is to look at my family.


Tyson Fury Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury is preparing for his boxing bout with Francis Ngannou


"I think about how we are secure, how we don't have to worry at that terrible stuff anymore.

"We don't have to worry about what to eat, we don't have to worry about the clothes on our back, we don't have to worry about the shoes on our feet."

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