Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou are set to face off on October 28th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in what promises to be an explosive boxing match. This cross-discipline match between two giants of their respective fields will occur during Riyadh Season, an event that includes a range of world-class experiences and live events.
Both fighters are promising to “meet in the middle of the ring, go to war and win by knockout in devastating fashion.” The fight has been sanctioned under professional boxing rules, including the 10-point must system.
Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou to Fight October 28th In Riyadh
Fury expressed his anticipation for the fight, stating, “As soon as that bell goes, it’ll be bombs away! Francis looked tough when he jumped in the ring after the Whyte fight, but there is no one tougher than me, and you’ll all see that in devastating fashion on October 28.”
Ngannou responded with equal intensity, noting, “I’ve been waiting to meet Tyson in the ring for the past three years. After becoming the undisputed MMA Heavyweight Champion, this is my opportunity to make that dream come true and cement my position as the baddest man on the planet.”
Chairman of the Board of the General Entertainment Authority and Head of Riyadh Season, His Excellency Turki Alalshikh, said the face-off between Fury and Ngannou would “set a new standard for such an event.”
Promoters for the fight, including Frank Warren and Bob Arum, hailed the match as a “game changer” and a “historic event.” Marquel Martin, Chief Executive Officer of 3Point0 Labs, promised fans an electrifying clash of champions, stating both fighters are “Kings” of their respective divisions and fans will finally get to see “whose head is fit to wear the crown.”
Fury, the undefeated Lineal and WBC heavyweight champion, first claimed the heavyweight title in 2015. Ngannou, who grew up working in a sand quarry in Cameroon before migrating to Paris, became UFC’s first-ever African Heavyweight Champion in 2023. The epic clash between these two fighting titans promises to be one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year.
Credit Source: Queensberry Promotions Press Release