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Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: Ring walk times, Tale of the Tape, Undercard & Odds

Everything you need to know as reigning WBC heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury takes on former UFC heavyweight king Francis Ngannou under boxing rules in a seismic crossover bout in Saudi Arabia in October.

After failing to agree an undisputed heavyweight showdown with Oleksandr Usyk and long-awaited domestic meeting with Anthony Joshua, the 'Gypsy King' Fury will now turn his attention to overcoming Cameroonian Ngannou who left the UFC in January after an agreement on a new contract couldn't be reached.

The fight between the boxing and MMA icons will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday 28th October.

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: Fight Preview
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: All You Need To Know
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: Tale of the Tape
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: Undercard

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: Fight Preview

WhatTyson Fury v Francis Ngannou
WhereRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
WhenSaturday 28th October
OddsTyson Fury 1/10, Francis Ngannou 6/1

In purist terms, there is little to be enthused about in Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou.

Two combat sports coming together to create a mega event, not a mega fight.

In one corner, a 6ft 9ins boxing heavyweight, undefeated in 34 fights and the current WBC champion who is 1/10 to notch up another victory. In the opposite corner stands 6/1 shot Francis Ngannou, a fighter who has never competed in a boxing match inside a professional ring. 

In the UFC Ngannou was a champion, feared and one of the most devastating strikers in MMA. To assess this as a boxing match is a waste of time; Fury is a master pugilist and Ngannou, a devastating puncher. 

There are so many questions the UFC star has to answer on the night...

How will he close the distance to use his power? 
How will he dodge Fury’s jab? 
Will stamina let him down? 
Will he grapple if doesn’t get his own way? 
How can overcome the size difference? 
Will he even land a meaningful punch?

With all that said, sadly, boxing is a business first and foremost. 

This is not a landmark moment in the sport’s history or anything to panic about given the number of stellar matchups we’ve seen in 2023 so far and still to come; Fury v Ngannou is about one thing and one thing only. 

By Shaun Brown

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: All You Need To Know


When is Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou?

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on Saturday 28th October in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

What time is Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou?

The time of this fight has yet to be confirmed, but it is likely the main event ring walks will occur at a prime time viewing window for British audiences - roughly between 21:30 and 22:30.

Where is Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou?

Both camps have agreed to fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with both fighters expected to receive money-spinning purses.

This is the same location in which Fury's younger brother Tommy took on Jake Paul in one of the biggest fights of the year back in February.

Can I watch Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou live on TV?

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou will be available to watch live on TNT Sports Box Office in the UK.

Are there any belts on the line for Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou?

There will be no belts on the line when Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou go head-to-head in Saudi Arabia, but the fight will be scored by three judges using the 10-point must system over 10 rounds of three minutes.

What is Tyson Fury's record?

Tyson Fury's professional boxing record is 33-0-1.

His most memorable victories have arrived in world title fights against Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder, the latter of which he contested an iconic trilogy of bouts against between 2018 and 2021.

Fury's most recent win inside the ring came against Derek Chisora in December 2022 in his third meeting against his compatriot.

What is Francis Ngannou's record?

Francis Ngannou's record in the UFC is - 17-3-0.

His best victories arguably arrived in his final two fights, beating Stipe Miocic to win the UFC heavyweight championship before retaining his crown against Frenchman Ciryl Gane.

Ngannou's three defeats inside the octagon came against Zoumana Cisse, Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis.

Who is the betting favourite for Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou?

To Win Fight:

Tyson Fury - 1/10
Francis Ngannou - 6/1

Odds correct at time of publishing and subject to change.

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: Tale of the Tape


Shaun Brown analyses the credentials of both fighters ahead of their Saudi Arabian bout...

 Tyson FuryFrancis Ngannou
Height:6ft 9ins6ft 4ins
Trainer:SugarHill StewardDewey Cooper
Record:33-0-1 (24 KOs)0-0
Titles:WBC heavyweight championFormer UFC heavyweight champion
Last Fight:W - R10 TKO v Dereck Chisora (Oct 2022)W - UD v Ciryl Gane UFC 270 (Jan 2022)

Tyson Fury Strengths & Weaknesses:

JabSuspect chin
Superb footworkSmothers his work
SizePerforms at level of opposition
Ring IQHigh mileage

Francis Ngannou Strengths & Weaknesses:

PowerThis is his debut

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: Undercard

Tyson Fury v Francis NgannouHeavyweight bout

Details of the full undercard have yet to be documented.

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Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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