In an unexpected turn of events, Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King of boxing, is gearing up to face off against Francis Ngannou, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion. This epic battle, known as the “Battle of the Baddest,” is set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, marking Fury’s first fight in this Middle Eastern city. Here’s everything you need to know about this historic showdown.
The much-anticipated fight is scheduled for October 28th. While the exact start time hasn’t been announced yet, the ring walk is expected to commence at around 10 PM UK time. For fans worldwide, here are the estimated start times in different time zones. The fight in Riyadh will kick off at midnight local time (GMT+3), 10:00 PM in the UK (GMT+1), 2:00 PM on the Pacific Coast in the USA (PT), and 5:00 PM on the East Coast in the USA (ET).
How to Watch Fury vs. Ngannou
This clash of heavyweight titans promises to be a unique spectacle. Unlike many crossovers, this won’t be an exhibition match; it will be a full-fledged 12-round bout following boxing rules. However, Fury’s titles will not be at stake since Ngannou isn’t ranked in the world of boxing.
For viewers in the UK, TNT Sports holds the broadcast rights, though the exact cost of access has yet to be announced. Past pay-per-view boxing events on TNT Sports have averaged around £20.00, suggesting a similar price for this fight.
Fury vs Ngannou: Stats
When it comes to experience in the ring, these two fighters couldn’t be more different. Francis Ngannou, the Cameroonian MMA powerhouse known as “The Predator,” boasts the record for the world’s hardest punch. Tyson Fury, on the other hand, is known for his exceptional height and reach advantages.
Tyson Fury, at 35 years old, stands tall at 2.06 meters with a reach of 216 centimeters, adopting an orthodox stance. He boasts an impressive record of 34 fights, all victories, with 24 wins by knockout and no losses or draws. In contrast, Francis Ngannou, aged 37, has a height of 1.93 meters, a reach of 211 centimeters, and also fights from an orthodox stance. However, he holds no professional fights to his name, making this upcoming bout a significant debut in the world of boxing, with no wins, losses, or draws on his record.