The two will face each other in a crossover event to mark the Riyadh Season as Ngannou boxes for the first time. Although Fury’s WBC belt is not on the line, it will go on both fighters’ official record. The fight is set to earn Fury a reported $50 million, the highest payday of his career so far. Meanwhile, Ngannou will also earn the most he has ever made, which is why the price point may have factored that in.
Nevertheless, the price did divide fans on social media. In a year of boxing where fans had paid $84.99 to see Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia, Errol Spence Jr. vs Terence Crawford and Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo, there were doubts about whether the current price for Fury-Ngannou was justified. And this grievance was reflected in the comments that followed on social media.
Social Media Response
79.99 na thanks
— Nick Schoie (@NSchoie) October 11, 2023
I'll save you the bother $79.99. What a joke.
— EveryDogeHasHisDay (@SuperSleuth007) October 11, 2023
I think I’d pay 15.99.
— Reggie Driller (@Deeep_3s) October 11, 2023