Battle of the Titans: Fury vs. Ngannou – A Clash of Legends!

  • Tyson Fury, boxing’s lineal heavyweight champion, and Francis Ngannou, former UFC heavyweight champion, will fight on October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • The fight will take place in a regulation boxing ring under boxing rules, with three ringside judges using the 10-point must system.
  • The number of rounds, whether Fury’s WBC heavyweight title will be on the line, and if the fight will count towards their professional boxing records remain unclear.
  • Tyson Fury is excited to prove himself as the greatest fighter of his generation, while Francis Ngannou sees this as an opportunity to cement his position as the baddest man on the planet.
  • WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman granted special permission for Fury to fight Ngannou due to the lack of an official challenger.
  • Fury and Ngannou expressed their interest in a future meeting in April 2022 after Fury’s win over Dillian Whyte.
  • Fury had been in talks to fight Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship, but negotiations fell through.
  • Ngannou last competed in January 2022 in the UFC and retained his heavyweight championship, but he later parted ways with the organization and signed a deal with the PFL that allowed him to box as well.
  • Ngannou had surgery in March to repair his MCL and ACL and aims to have a boxing match before potentially returning to MMA.

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