Francis Ngannou Wants $30 Million To Box – Says Ali Abdelaziz
According to MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz, Francis Ngannou, the ex-UFC heavyweight champion, is asking for a sum of $30 million in order to participate in a boxing match.
Ngannou and the UFC ended their relationship after a long disagreement over the terms of his contract. After attaining his goal of being let go from the UFC, he desired to pursue a career in boxing.
Ngannou is eyeing a few well-known names for his boxing debut, with Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder being mentioned. This is despite having no professional boxing fights previously.
so Francis wants one HUGE payday for a fight
via @Matysek88 pic.twitter.com/Gdnw9GNraN
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) February 22, 2023
Ngannou is looking for a purse that is on par with the biggest boxing stars such as Deontay Wilder and Canelo Alvarez.
And yet, Ngannou’s last UFC victory over Gane earned him a mere $600k, even though it was the highest amount of all the fighters on the card.
So, in reality, is he pricing himself out of a payday by demanding an unrealistic amount? Well, that is how the fans saw it on social media.
Social Media Reaction
There’s not a sane person on this planet that would pay Francis Ngannou 30 million dollars to box ANYONE. They could resurrect prime Ali and I’d still only pay him $10 mil being generous.
— Grant Podzienski (@GrantPodzESPN) February 23, 2023
There are people out there who actually think and believe that Francis Ngannou would get $25-30 million for a fight with Tyson Fury. Not a chance. Not a chance at all.
— Ryan Frederick (@ryanjfrederick) April 26, 2022
No offense but who does he think he is? No one outside of MMA knows who he is… Who got in his ear and convinced him he could make 30m in one fight ?
— Jacob Harmond (@JaekGrin) February 22, 2023