WBC Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury, has held every belt in the division, but has never been the undisputed champion. However, instead of gunning for Oleksandr Usyk and the undisputed throne, the undefeated Brit has got a different goal in mind.
Fury and Usyk have been linked to a showdown with one another for twelve months now, a battle which would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000, and the first of the four-belt era.
Although, after a breakdown in negotiations, both parties went in their separate directions, with Usyk facing and knocking out his WBA mandatory challenger, Daniel Dubois, and Fury agreeing a deal to face former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou.
In an interview with The Sun, Fury’s decision to face the Cameroonian debutant, rather than a recognised heavyweight contender, seemed much clearer, after ‘The Gypsy King’ revealed his one remaining goal.
“I want to top the Forbes list, and I’ll probably do that this year or next year. Sports’ number one earner, across all sports. That is the only thing that I want to do now.
Conor [McGregor] did well out of his career, earnt a lot of money, fair play to the man, he done well. I want to top that sports list [like he did], as well. That is my goal now. Now that I have got a new goal, everybody is f***ed.”
Fury and Ngannou will meet in the ring on October 28th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in a bout that is being touted as ‘The Battle of the Baddest’. The event will likely draw huge pay-per-view numbers from around the globe and UK fans can watch the action by purchasing the show via TNT Sports Box Office whilst those in the US can watch on ESPN+ PPV.