To state the incredibly obvious, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is rather tall.
However, the man who is scheduled to lock horns with him this Saturday night believes the perception over what height Fury actually stands at is off.
Though ‘The Gypsy King’ was taller than former UFC star Francis Ngannou when the pair faced off at a press conference earlier this month, the difference was perhaps not quite as pronounced as some had been expecting.
And in a recent feature with TNT Sports, host Carl Frampton said he was surprised that the height difference was so small, to which Ngannou agreed and claimed Fury is considerably smaller than his listed height of 6’9.
“They say he’s 6’9? But this doesn’t look like five inches difference to me. I’m 6’4, and I would say you are about 6’5.”
Regardless of the details, Fury will enjoy a height and considerable reach advantage over Ngannou in Riyadh, as well as being superior just about every other possible factor involved in boxing.
It would be one of the greatest upsets in sporting history if Ngannou could pull of the unthinkable and dethrone the heavyweight champion on what would be his professional boxing debut.
However, no credible pundits are giving him a chance of doing so and Fury – a self-proclaimed behemoth who defended his recorded height – is expected to come through the ten round contest with little hassle.
Should he do so, a long awaited undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk lays in waiting, with both men having already signed contracts for the first four belt unification the heavyweight division has ever seen.
There has been no word on a date just yet, but there are whispers the fight could take place as soon as December 23rd.