Tyson Fury Scheduled To Fight Former UFC Champion Francis Ngannou In Saudi Arabia On October 28

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

11 Jul 2023

Tyson Fury has confirmed his next fight will be against former UFC champion Francis Ngannou with the two set to battle it out in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 28.

The latest blockbuster boxing exhibition match will take place under the official rules of professional boxing, with 3 judges ringside adopting the 10-point must system. 

Fury said: “As soon as that bell goes, it’ll be bombs away! This guy is supposed to be the hardest puncher in the world, but let’s see how he reacts when he gets hit by the Big GK. I can’t wait to get back out there under the lights. I’m looking forward to showing the world that The Gypsy King is the greatest fighter of his generation in an epic battle with another master of his craft.”

“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.”

Francis Ngannou said: “I’ve been waiting to meet Tyson in the ring for the past three years. My dream was always to box, and to box the best. 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.  I’d like to thank Riyadh Season and my team at 3Point0 Labs for helping put this event together. All I will say to Tyson for now is he better dance in that ring because if I touch him, he’s going to sleep.”

Despite both Ngannou and Fury’s enthusiasm boxing fans online have generally not received the news well, instead hoping the lineal heavyweight champion would square off against Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship.