The official pay-per-view pricing for the highly-anticipated clash between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou has now been unveiled.
Scheduled for October 28, fans worldwide are eager to witness the collision of two titans as Fury, the reigning WBC heavyweight boxing champion, squares off against Ngannou, a former UFC heavyweight champion, in a ten-round boxing spectacle set in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The inevitability of a pay-per-view event was evident given the immense magnitude of this bout, leaving fans pondering one crucial question – what would be the price?
Breaking the suspense, an official announcement was made today, revealing that the October 28 extravaganza will come at a cost of $79.99 in North America. Although some fans may express reservations about this price point, it’s notable that ESPN appears to be emulating the UFC’s pay-per-view model by offering the same PPV rate.
Tyson Fury, boasting an impressive professional boxing record of 33-0-1 (24 KOs), had only one blemish on his record, a draw against Deontay Wilder. In his most recent bout in December 2022, he secured a tenth-round TKO victory over Derek Chisora, reinforcing his status as the WBC heavyweight world champion.
Fury’s future also holds a tantalizing clash against Oleksandr Usyk, with the fight scheduled to be an undisputed heavyweight world title showdown in either December or January 2024.
On the other side of the ring, Francis Ngannou last graced the octagon in January 2022 when he extended his UFC win streak to six consecutive victories, successfully defending his title against Ciryl Gane.
Since that triumphant night, ‘The Predator’ severed ties with the Dana White-run promotion to ink a lucrative deal with the Professional Fighters League (PFL). This strategic move has granted him the opportunity to seize this lucrative payday by taking on Tyson Fury.
Notably, the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou pay-per-view main card will be a heavyweight spectacle, with all four of the announced main card bouts hailing from this dynamic division. Fabio Wardley (16-0) is set to defend his British heavyweight title against David Adeleye (12-0) in a showdown that has already witnessed a fiery brawl during a September press conference, resulting in Wardley sustaining a cut.
In addition, fans can anticipate captivating heavyweight matchups on the main card, including Joseph Parker (32-3) vs. Simon Kean (23-1), Martin Bakole (19-1) vs. Carlos Takam (40-7-1), and Arslanbek Makhmudov (17-0) vs. Agron Smakici (19-2).
It’s important to note that while the main card lineup promises an action-packed evening of heavyweight combat, the co-main event is yet to be officially confirmed, implying that the main card roster could potentially witness alterations in the lead-up to the event.