Tyson Fury: WBC heavyweight champion to face MMA star Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury: WBC heavyweight champion to face MMA star Francis Ngannou

By Alipate Narawa
Wednesday 12/07/2023
[Photo: Sports Brief]

Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury will face MMA fighter Francis Ngannou on 28 October in Saudi Arabia.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou, 36, has no professional record in boxing.

Team Fury say the fight is not an exhibition and will "take place under the official rules of professional boxing, with three judges ringside adopting the 10-point must system".

Fury says this guy is supposed to be the hardest puncher in the world, but let's see how he reacts when he gets hit by the Big GK," referring to his 'Gypsy King' nickname.

Ngannou says it is a dream come true to box Fury.

He further says he has been waiting to meet Tyson in the ring for the past three years.

Ngannou says Tyson better dance in that ring because if he touches him, he's going to sleep.

Source: BBC

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