- Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou Meet In A Massive Crossover Event Saturday In Saudi
- World Heavyweight Boxing Champ Takes On The Former UFC Heavyweight Champion
- The PPV Portion Of The Fury vs Ngannou Undercard Are All Heavyweight Fights
Battle Of The Baddest – Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou lock horns in the Riyadh Season opener to determine the baddest man on the planet.
Fury, widely regarded as the number one Heavyweight in boxing, will take on MMA star Francis Ngannou who is the former UFC Heavyweight champion and the hardest puncher in the world.
The clash headlines a huge night of action in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this Saturday, October 28. More information in the link below
Fury vs Ngannou Undercard
Fabio Wardley defends the British Heavyweight championship against prospect David Adeleye in the highly-anticipated co-feature.
Ipswich’s Wardley (16-0, 15 KOs) became English champion in 2021 with a first-round stoppage of Nick Webb before capturing British honors with a third-round TKO of Nathan Gorman last November. He is coming off a fourth-round TKO over Michael Coffie in April.
Adeleye (12-0, 11 KOs), from London, is the current WBO European champion, having won his maiden professional title by defeating the previously unbeaten Dmytro Bezus at York Hall in February and subsequently stopping Emir Ahmatovic in June.
The Adeleye-Wardley rivalry hit new heights at the Fury-Ngannou press conference in London earlier this month, as the fighters and their camps brawled on the red carpet. The melee left Wardley with cuts above his left eye and under his chin.
Martin Bakole (19-1, 14 KO) and Carlos Takam (40-7-1, 28 KO) both have wins over Tony Yoka but vastly different career trajectories.
Bakole is hoping to land a big fight after his Yoka win and WBA #3 ranking but it looks like Takam will have to do for now. His sole defeat came to Michael Hunter five years ago via stoppage.
Takam is a veteran in the game having shared the ring with everybody from Anthony Joshua to Dereck Chisora to Joe Joyce, Alexander Povetkin and the list goes on.
But will he have enough in the tank at 42 years of age to spring the upset over Bakole? Highly unlikely.
Former WBO world champion Joseph Parker (32-3, 22 KOs), from Auckland, New Zealand, goes up against Canada’s Simon Kean (23-1, 22 KOs) in a ten-rounder.
Parker captured the WBO crown in 2016 with a points triumph over future champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in Auckland. He made two title defenses before an unsuccessful unification fight against Anthony Joshua in 2018.
Parker lost a bid for the WBO Interim world title against Joe Joyce last September, but he has enjoyed a successful 2023 with wins over Jack Massey and Faiga Opelu.
Kean won the WBC International Silver championship in 2019 with a defeat of former world champion Siarhei Liakhovich, making a successful defense against Daniel Martz the following year.
He has won eight straight via the short route, most recently notching a seventh-round stoppage over Eric Molina in March.
Bone-crunching puncher Arslanbek Makhmudov (17-0, 16 KOs), also residing in Canada, faces Junior Anthony Wright (20-4-1), who knocked out Brian Howard in one round in April, also over ten rounds.
Makhmudov won the WBC Continental Americas strap in 2019, becoming the first man to stop Jonnie Rice. He went on to win the NABF and NABO belts with a slew of wins over notable opponents, including Pavel Sour, Erkan Teper and Mariusz Wach.
Makhmudov had a triumphant United States debut in July, obliterating Raphael Akpejiori in two rounds on the Jared Anderson-Charles Martin co-feature.
Wright has four defeats – three of them down at Cruiserweight where he has spent the majority of his career and unsuccessfully challenged for a world title. The American is coming off a two-fight win streak since a stoppage loss to Joe Jones.
In a special six-round special attraction, 18-year-old heavyweight phenomenon Moses Itauma (5-0, 3 KOs) will face Hungary’s Istvan Bernath (10-1, 8 KOs).
Liverpool’s Jack McGann (8-0-1, 5 KOs) and the US’ Alcibiade Duran (12-3, 9 KOs) meet over eight rounds at Super Welterweight.