Everything you need to know as reigning WBC heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury takes on former UFC heavyweight king Francis Ngannou under boxing rules in a seismic crossover exhibition bout in Saudi Arabia in October.
After failing to agree an undisputed heavyweight showdown with Oleksandr Usyk and long-awaited domestic meeting with Anthony Joshua, the 'Gypsy King' Fury will now turn his attention to overcoming Cameroonian Ngannou who left the UFC in January after an agreement on a new contract couldn't be reached.
The fight between the boxing and MMA icons will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, October 28th.
|What||Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou|
|Where||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|When||Saturday, October 28, 2023|
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on Saturday, October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The time of this fight has yet to be confirmed, but it is likely the main event ring walks will occur at roughly 5 PM ET.
Both camps have agreed to fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with both fighters expected to receive money-spinning purses.
This is the same location in which Fury's younger brother Tommy took on Jake Paul in one of the biggest fights of the year back in February.
Broadcast details in the United States for Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou have not yet been announced.
There will be no belts on the line when Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou go head-to-head in Saudi Arabia, but the fight will be scored by three judges using the 10-point must system over 10 rounds of three minutes.
Tyson Fury's professional boxing record is - 33-0-1.
His most memorable victories have arrived in world title fights against Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder, the latter of which he contested an iconic trilogy of bouts against between 2018 and 2021.
Fury's most recent win inside the ring came against Derek Chisora in December 2022 in his third meeting against his compatriot.
Francis Ngannou's record in the UFC is - 17-3-0.
His best victories arguably arrived in his final two fights, beating Stipe Miocic to win the UFC heavyweight championship before retaining his crown against Frenchman Ciryl Gane.
Ngannou's three defeats inside the octagon came against Zoumana Cisse, Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis.
Odds for this event are not currently available.
Details of the full undercard have yet to be documented.