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Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: Tale of the Tape

We analyse the credentials and statistics of WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury and MMA star Francis Ngannou as the pair get set to collide in a mammoth cross-over showdown in Saudi Arabia this weekend.

For the true boxing purists, there is very little to be enthused about in seeing Tyson Fury tackle Francis Ngannou on Saturday night. 

Yes, we will witness two greats from their respective combat sports coming together, and yes. this will prove to be a mega event - but make no mistake about it, this is certainly not a mega fight.

A 6ft 9ins world boxing heavyweight champion - undefeated in 34 fights and the current WBC champion - squaring off against a man who has never competed in a professional boxing match.

It should really be a mismatch!

Of course, there will be those who correctly argue that Ngannou is one of the most feared strikers in MMA history, and let's not forget he was also a world champion in his own right in that sport; but still, it wasn't boxing.

To assess this as a boxing match would truth be told, a waste of time. The only thing I'd say is that Fury is a master pugilist and Ngannou a devastating puncher. 

But 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 vast size difference? Will he even land a meaningful punch? 

There are so many questions that need to be answered, and truth be told, I don't think he will be able to answer any of them - not meaningfully anyway.

Still, with all of that said, we all know that boxing, first and foremost, is a business, and we all understand what this event is about...

Fury v Ngannou will whet the appetite of many, but not all, but ahead of the showdown let's take a look at the Tale of the Tape...
 

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou
Tale of the Tape

TOTT
 Tyson FuryFrancis Ngannou
Odds:1/106/1
Age:3436
Nickname:'The Gypsy King''The Predator'
Height:6ft 9ins6ft 4ins
Reach:85ins83ins
Weight:HeavyweightHeavyweight
Trainer:SugarHill StewardDewey Cooper
Record:33-0-1 (24 KO's)0-0
Last Fight:Won (UD) v Dereck Chisora (Oct 2022)Won (UD) v Ciryl Gane- UFC 270 (Jan 2022)


Tyson Fury
Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths:Weaknesses:
Superb jabSuspect chin
Outstanding footworkSmothers work
Size and staturePerforms at level of opposition
Great ring IQHigh-mileage


Francis Ngannou
Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths:Weaknesses:
Punch-powerLack of boxing experience
ExplosivenessLow stamina
StrengthFootwork
RuthlessDoesn't move too well
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou

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