Tyson Fury‘s ambition knows no bounds. The undisputed heavyweight champion of the world is not content with merely reigning supreme in the realm of boxing.
This weekend, he embarks on a daring crossover bout against MMA specialist Francis Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion, who is set to make his professional boxing debut.
In the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, they will lock horns in a 10-round showdown that has the world on the edge of their seats.
Who is the favorite for the bout?
As the Gipsy King steps into the ring, he is heavily favored to prevail in this unconventional showdown. Yet, the circumstances surrounding Ngannou’s readiness for this challenge add a layer of intrigue.
The MMA powerhouse has not graced the octagon for nearly two years, his last feat being a victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in January 2022. To bolster his transition to boxing, Ngannou has found a mentor in the form of legendary boxer Mike Tyson, who has been sharing his invaluable insights.
Rumors have hit the internet regarding the extent of Tyson‘s involvement. While some claim that he has assumed the role of head coach for Ngannou, others remain skeptical, questioning the true nature of their partnership, and pointing towards the presence of Teddy Atlas as the real coach in Ngannou‘s corner.
There are even whispers that the Saudis have enticed Tyson with an extravagant sum to be part of Ngannou’s entourage for the event.
However, the fight’s official status, as declared by the WBC, does not place Fury’s coveted heavyweight title on the line. Nevertheless, the British champion takes this challenge with utmost seriousness. He recognizes that a loss to “The Predator” would cast a permanent shadow over his legacy, subjecting him to enduring ridicule and taunts.
How can you watch Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou?
The anticipation for this showdown is reaching fever pitch, and fight enthusiasts eagerly await the momentous collision.
In the United States, the duel will be accessible through ESPN+ on Pay-Per-View, but it comes at an additional cost of 79 dollars.
When is Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou set to take place?
The main event is slated to commence at 14:00 ET, with the Fury-Ngannou bout expected to begin at 17:15 ET.
With Tyson Fury‘s reputation on the line and Francis Ngannou‘s transition to the boxing world shrouded in mystery, the stage is set for an epic clash of worlds, and the global audience will be treated to a historic spectacle on October 28th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou
- Saturday, 28th October, 2pm ET