Tyson Fury welcomes former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Francis Ngannou, to the boxing ring this month.
The WBC Champion has stepped away from the traditional side of the sport for this one, and will not defend his world title in the ten-round crossover bout on October 28.
Despite Ngannou’s incredible punching power and MMA knockout highlight reel, fans and pundits give the Cameroonian-French fighter little to no chance in upsetting the odds.
The event will open Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Season, and will be broadcast on TNT Sports Box Office in the United Kingdom and ESPN+ in the States.
UK viewers will pay £21.95 for the pleasure, whilst across the pond it’s $79.99.
Fury’s last bout – a one-sided voluntary defence against Derek Chisora in December of 2022 – was set at a price-point of £26.95. Fans will appreciate the reduced price this time around given the apparent low stakes of the main event.
In fact, many on social media said that it was ‘decent’ and ‘a fair price’ – although there were some who still said they wouldn’t be paying for the ‘glorified spar.’
The event boasts an all-heavyweight undercard, with a British title fight on away soil between champion Fabio Wardley and contender David Adeleye. That battle of the undefeated Englishmen is the most competitive on offer.
Before that, Martin Bakole will return to the ring against Carlo Takam, both with recent wins over Tony Yoka. Fury’s training partner Joseph Parker takes on Canadian heavyweight, Simon Kean.
Russian Arslanbek Makhmudov looks to add to his perfect record against Agron Smakici, and British prospect Moses Itauma looks to move 6-0.
Should Fury come through uninjured and with the win as expected, he is set to move straight into the fight boxing fans have been demanding for the best part of a year.