They finally reached an agreement. On October 28, Tyson Fury will fight Francis Ngannou under boxing rules, and this event looks pretty cutthroat. Why is it so? Read in the Telecomasia.net material.
Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou on October 28
Shock, confusion, and a bit of curiosity: a matchup between two champions from two different sports can only evoke these kinds of emotions. There’s no athletic component, no intrigue, and Francis Ngannou’s chances of winning are a little less than zero.
However, the date of the fight is set and the fighters’ fees are announced. Ngannou, for example, will receive around $30 million, which is several times what he has earned in his entire UFC career.
Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou
Where to watch Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou
It has been announced that the fight will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ESPN has the rights to broadcast the fight.
Tyson Fury is the reigning WBC boxing world champion who hasn’t suffered a single loss in his career (there’s a tie) and has beaten every challenger (we’re not seriously considering Oleksander Usyk, are we?). In the past three years, Deontay Wilder (twice), Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora have been punched by “The Gypsy King”, all by knockout.
After defeating Dillian Whyte last April, Fury suddenly announced the end of his career, saying that he had made a lot of money and was tired of fighting. He then had a change of heart and stepped into the ring against Derek Chisora and unsurprisingly defeated him easily.
Tyson Fury’s last fight
The fight with Chisora completed the trilogy and took place on December 3. No one knows why it was held, perhaps just so Fury could show off his song that he performed when he entered the ring.
By the way, he loves to sing. Maybe we’ll see her solo album of hers one day.
But let’s get back to the fight. Tyson easily blocked Chisora’s desperate opening attack with jabs and spikes, countered forcefully, and by the end of the second round everyone was ready to go home. Derek’s mission in the ring changed quickly, now he had to try to survive in the ring or just give up and go home and spend the money he was paid for the fight.
Chisora chose to survive and didn’t give up: he half-subconsciously kept going, trying to do at least some damage to the champion, but kept missing all the important shots. In the tenth round the referee stopped the senseless beating. The fight as a whole left an unpleasant impression – the disparity between the opponents was too great.
Who is Francis Ngannou?
Francis Ngannou’s story is perfect for a Hollywood movie. Born and raised in a poor Cameroonian family, he worked in a sand quarry and moved to Paris illegally at the age of 26, where he lived under a bridge and starved for a time. A lucky coincidence brought him together with coach Fernand López, who recognized his talent as a fighter and opened the door to the world of martial arts.
Ngannou made his professional MMA debut in 2013, had six fights in the European leagues and signed a contract with the UFC. He quickly knocked out his opponents and made it to the title fight, where he knocked out Stipe Miocic’s belt and then defended the title by decision against Ciryl Gane.
He also had two losses in the UFC that ruined the perfect picture: he lost to Miocic himself and Derrick Lewis in 2018. Both fights were boring and ended in split decisions.
The fight with Ciryl Gane was Ngannou’s last fight in the league. He was unable to reach an agreement with the UFC on a new contract. Francis demanded special treatment and a significant increase in salary, but Dana White did not comply with his demands. As a result, Ngannou left the promotion, signed a contract with the PFL (he has not fought there yet) and a contract for a fight under boxing rules with Tyson Fury, which we are talking about now.
Francis Ngannou’s last fight
In March 2021, Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic, ending his quest for the UFC heavyweight title.
He fought just once after that, defending his belt in a fight with Cyryl Gane. This fight stands out in the Cameroonian’s career, as he showed a completely unexpected side of himself.
Gane fought the first two rounds perfectly, avoiding punches and moving quickly. He interrupted Francis from a distance, changing stances and angles of attack; if it was a boxing match, Ciryl would have easily won on points. But this was mixed martial arts, and Ngannou took advantage: he began to force his opponent to the ground, where he dominated and ultimately won by decision.
Comparison between fury and Ngannou
Both guys are big, both have the dreaded knockout, but that doesn’t make their chances equal. The fight will take place under professional boxing rules, and this is Fury’s territory: Ngannou is only making his debut in this format. And he’ll make his debut against the greatest heavyweight of our time. not less!
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Prediction for the fight Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou on October 28
Absolutely all experts do not give Francis Ngannou a chance, the chances of success are negligible, but still too low. For example, 1xBet is offering 1.1 for Fury to win and 7.2 for Ngannou to win, but apparently they will offer even more as the fight gets closer.
Yes, Francis won most of his fights by knockout, but that was in MMA, and his opponents avoided a stand-up confrontation with him. Still, he missed punches from even the weakest of opponents (according to UFC stats, he only has 41% punch defense). Ngannou has virtually no boxing experience, and all he can offer is a heavy punch in the early rounds, assuming his opponent misses.
Ngannou also has poor boxing footwork, which will be his critical handicap in the early rounds if Fury wants him. There are also serious doubts about Francisco’s resistance. He will tire very quickly trying to knock out an opponent that even world champion boxers have failed to knock out.
Will the fight end early? It will be over very quickly if Tyson Fury decides he should. But we will only know during the fight. It’s very likely that he’s just teasing the wannabe boxer for a while and enjoying the process.
To summarize, let’s say the fight doesn’t have any athletic component, it’s more like pop-MMA. This is exactly what the organizers are planning, because the public is now extremely interested in such fights.
Frequently asked questions about the fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou
When and where will the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou?
The fight will take place on October 28, 2023 in Saudi Arabia.
What is the format of the fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou?
The fight will take place under the rules of professional boxing.
Where can I watch Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou?
ESPN has the rights to broadcast the fight.
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