Francis Ngannou Net Worth: Boxing Novice Set To Double His Bank Account



Francis Ngannou Net Worth: Boxing Novice Set To Double His Bank Account

On Friday, former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou returns to the boxing ring for just the second time. After taking on world champ Tyson Fury last year, the Cameroonian will compete against Anthony Joshua.

The pair once again head to Saudi Arabia and it could be a massive boost to the figures on the Francis Ngannou net worth. 

Saudi Arabia has been going big on heavyweight boxing in recent times and this fight is between two of the biggest names in combat sport around today, so it’s no wonder there is big money involved. 

Francis Ngannou’s Early Life

It’s fair to say that the huge figures involved in the Francis Ngannou net worth today were missing when he was born in Batie, Cameroon.

The 37-year-old lived in poverty and had little formal education, instead beginning work at the age of just 10.

He began boxing training at 22 and then moved to France four years later to pursue professional boxing. Instead he was convinced to try MMA instead, and that certainly changed his future. 

Francis Ngannou in the UFC 

‘The Predator’ turned professional in 2013 and just two years later he was signed by Dana White to join the UFC.

He won six fights in a row to earn a UFC heavyweight title shot against Stipe Miocic but was handed his first defeat. In his next fight, he lost to Derrick Lewis but that would be the last defeat in his MMA career.

Ngannou won his next four fights and then came up against Miocic for a second time, once again for the title. This time the African got revenge, stopping his rival in the second round to win the title.

A victory over Cyrill Gane was his one and only title defense before he left UFC, with a desire to have a go at professional boxing.

Francis Ngannou Net Worth

There have been plenty of questions about how much UFC fighters earn and whether it is enough, especially compared to their boxing counterparts.

The Francis Ngannou net worth is certainly a good example of that. The former UFC champion’s most lucrative fight inside the Octagon was against Miocic in their rematch at UFC 260, which reportedly earned him around $580,000. Although, according to some reports, the victory over Gane earned him slightly more. 

In total, his UFC career is said to have earned Ngannou around $4 million. Which pales in comparison to how the Francis Ngannou net worth has been boosted in his limited boxing career so far. 

His first fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, against Fury is said to have earned him $10 million. It also gained him a much bigger reputation after he knocked down the undefeated British boxer and many believe that the MMA star should have been awarded the victory by the judges. 

He is said to be earning double the amount from his first fight when he steps inside the ring with Joshua this weekend, with a reported $20 million going to the Cameroonian.

A win against the 2012 Olympic gold medalist could earn him further huge fights, potentially a chance at the heavyweight title and untold riches.

Ryan Sidle is a sports journalist with nearly a decade in the industry. He's been interested in boxing since Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno and his MMA fandom was sparked by Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva.