Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is set to make his highly anticipated comeback to combat sports this Saturday. He will be stepping into the boxing ring for the first time as a professional, taking on WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in a 10 round main event. This thrilling showdown between the two powerhouses will serve as the highlight of the main card, which will be held at Riyadh Arena in Saudi Arabia, starting at 2 pm ET. Ngannou’s decision to venture into boxing comes almost 2 years after his official departure from the UFC, while Fury, after successfully defending his WBC belt twice last year, will be making his long awaited return to the ring this year.
Ngannou, with a record of 17-3 in MMA, is set to make his comeback to combat sports after a 22 month break, coinciding with his contentious departure from the UFC. Previously, he was poised to become one of the most prominent figures in the event’s history, and although he eventually claimed the heavyweight championship, his path to superstardom encountered setbacks both inside and outside the arena.
In addition to his exceptional boxing skills, Fury takes great pride in his ability to captivate the audience with his showmanship. This encompasses a wide range of elements, such as his elaborate ring entrances that can last up to 30 minutes, complete with extravagant costumes and music. Furthermore, he skillfully taunts his opponents throughout the fight, adding an extra layer of entertainment for the spectators. One of Fury’s trademark moments is his post fight interviews, where he engages the crowd in a singalong, creating a unique and memorable experience for everyone involved.
This fight is looking to be more of a show than a straight boxing duel, nevertheless Tyson Fury has the upper hand due to his experience in the ring, as seen from his previous boxing highlights. Even though Ngannou has one if not the hardest punch in the world, he might not be accustomed to the step speed of boxing.
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Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou Fight Information
- Date: 10/28/2023
- Time: 01:00 PM ET
- Location: Boulevard Hall, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- How to Watch Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou : DAZN
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