British heavyweight veteran, Derek Chisora, has made his prediction for the upcoming crossover clash between the current heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, and former UFC superstar, Francis Ngannou.
Despite the spectacle being his boxing debut, Ngannou’s hands in the UFC have been lauded as some of the best in the history of the franchise’s heavyweight division, with ten of his eleven stoppages coming via punches.
However, regardless of the appointment of the legendary Mike Tyson as his trainer, Ngannou looks to be far from the finished product in training footage ahead of the Fury showdown, leading fans to believe that the bout could be even more one-sided than anticipated.
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Meanwhile, Fury’s has announced a historic fight against Oleksandr Usyk is signed and scheduled to take place around two months after he faces Ngannou.
Three-time Fury opponent and heavyweight veteran, Chisora, told Boxing Social that if Ngannou performs like he is in the footage come fight night, Fury has nothing to worry about in terms of making the Usyk fight quickly after.
“Mate, John Fury said it, if he’s fighting and throwing punches like that, it’s going to be a walkover. Tyson is in camp now, he is going to come in and knock him out because he has got a big fight in December.”
Fury-Ngannou takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 28 and is available to watch live on TNT Sports Box Office.
Fury will then meet Usyk for the first undisputed heavyweight title fight since 1999, with a date to be set following the crossover main event.