Around a month or so away from Tyson Fury’s clash with former UFC star Francis Ngannou, the Brit has received a message from Ngannou’s trainer, Mike Tyson.
Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Tyson has been helping ‘The Predator’ get ready for the showdown in Riyadh, which will be his professional boxing debut.
And in a recent interview with ESNews, ‘Iron Mike’ wished Fury the best of luck, though warned him that he’s in for a “tough evening” on October 28th.
“Hey, good luck brother. Train hard because you’re going to have a tough evening that night!”
Despite the legendary Tyson’s comments, the consensus amongst fans, pundits and fighters in the boxing world is that it will not be a particularly tough evening for ‘The Gypsy King.’
Fury is a huge betting favourite with the bookmakers, and an Ngannou win would go down as perhaps the greatest upset in the history of the division.
Though the Cameroon born French national undoubtedly packs a punch and is known as the hardest hitter in MMA, few believe he will have either the speed or the guile to land on Fury, who is a slippery customer even against the best heavyweights in the world of boxing.
The event has drawn criticism from some observers, with many stating it is little more than a cash grab for a non competitive bout.
Whatever fight fans’ opinion may be, there is a universal hope that an historic undisputed world title bout between Fury and unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk will finally take place following the Ngannou showpiece after both teams confirmed an agreement had been reached.