Many men have tried to detach Tyson Fury from his consciousness, and all have failed – though Deontay Wilder did come close on a couple occasions.
However, one man believes he has the power to put Fury down and keep him there. And he’ll get the chance to do just that in a couple of month’s time.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will lock horns with ‘The Gypsy King’ in a crossover, non title bout on October 28th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in one of the largest combat sports events of this year.
And though few are giving ‘The Nightmare’ much of a chance against Fury, he told Mike Tyson on Hotboxin’ that he believes his power can prove the ultimate equaliser – though admits he needs to learn how to land it.
“If I land the bomb on Tyson Fury, the lights will be turned off.
But the problem is how to sharpen the weapon properly to land that bomb.
It’s good to have the bomb, but as Teddy Atlas always says, you need the deliver system. You have to have a proper delivery system, and that’s something that’s always stick in my mind.
We’re just getting started, we’re three months out. We’re going to get in shape, sharpen that technique and get faster and stronger.”
Though it is likely to be a huge commercial success, Fury vs Ngannou is not expected to be particularly competitive and has received a mixed reception at best from boxing fans, who are still crying out for an undisputed world title fight between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
If Ngannou was to somehow find a way to defeat Fury, he would remarkably be crowned lineal heavyweight world champion on his boxing debut.