Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Prediction, Preview & Odds
Check out our Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou prediction, preview and all the betting odds for the Boxing action on Saturday Night.
This is one of the most highly anticipated boxing/ MMA crossover events in combat sports history and has been billed as ‘The Battle of the Baddest’.
Can World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Tyson Fury prove once again that boxers are superior to mixed martial artists in the boxing ring? Or will former UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou shock the world? We break down all the upcoming action in what promises to be a fascinating night of boxing this Saturday in Saudi Arabia.
How To Watch Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou
Start Time: The main card starts at 8 p.m. UK time, with Fury and Ngannou making their ringwalks at approximately 10.40 p.m. UK time. This is subject to change depending on the lengths of the undercard matches.
What TV Channel? TNT Sports Box Office
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Odds
|Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Betting Odds|
Tyson Fury is the heavy favourite to win this fight at odds of 1/16 in the betting.
MMA superstar Francis Ngannou is the 15/2 underdog to claim what would be a famous victory on Saturday night.
The draw can be backed at 28/1 odds.
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Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Tale of the Tape
Nickname: The Gypsy King
Hometown: Manchester, England
Pre-fight record: 33-0-1 (24 KO)
Height: 6ft 9 in (206 cm)
Weight 273 lb (123kg)
Recognition: Tyson Fury is arguably the finest Heavyweight Boxer of the modern era and has held the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title since 2020. Previously, he held the unified heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016, and the Ring magazine title twice between 2015 and 2022. Fury has yet to be beaten in the ring.
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Nickname: The Predator
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Pre-fight record: Boxing Debut
Height: 6ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 257 lb (117kg)
Recognition: Francis Ngannou is a fighter who made his name as an MMA Fighter and is currently signed to the Professional Fighters League (PFL). He is a former member of the UFC where he was the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion when he departed. His MMA record is 17 wins (12 Kos) from 20 fights but this is his first professional boxing bout.
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Preview
Fury One Of Boxing’s Greats
Tyson Fury steps into the ring for the first time in 2023 as he takes on former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia in the latest boxing/ MMA crossover fight.
While no formal title is on the line, the winner of the bout will declare himself the “Baddest Man on the Planet”. A shock victory for Francis Ngannou could catapult him into boxing folklore while ending Fury’s undefeated streak. A defeat for Fury would be embarrassing for a man widely considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, Heavyweight boxers of the modern era.
Tyson Fury (35) is arguably the most enigmatic character currently in the fight business across any sport. From 2008 to 2015 he rose from someone who was fighting in local gyms and small arenas across the UK to someone who on the 28th of November 2015 defeated Wladimir Klitschko. That win gave him a record of 25-0 and more importantly won him the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles.
While at the time plenty expected Fury to go on to dominate the boxing business for some time, the story went very differently. Following the fight, Fury spiralled into troubles with alcohol, drugs and depression.
It is said that he was drinking up to eighteen beers a day as he struggled to cope with his newfound fame as Heavyweight Champion. His weight ballooned by ten stone as a result which saw him stripped of his titles.
In 2017 he became determined to reclaim his belts. He teamed up with Ben Davison to quit drinking and begin training full-time again.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 11, 2021
Fury would fight again on the 9th of June 2018 when he beat Sefer Seferi in Round 4 and has since won eight fights and one draw including beating Deontay Wilder twice, Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora all in his last four fights and reclaiming his WBC Heavyweight title.
Ngannou’s Crossover From MMA
Francis Nagannou on the other hand has made his name as an MMA Star. The Cameroonian-French fighter had a reputation in the sport for his striking style and knockout power, winning 17/20 fights with 12 coming by knockout and 1 by decision. With that said, Boxing is a different game and he comes up against one of the best ever in this one so it’s hard to see him standing any chance on Saturday.
What They’ve Said
In the build-up to the fight Francis has questioned Fury’s ‘real height’: “They say he is 6ft 9in. I mean, this doesn’t look like a five-inch difference, right?” Ngannou said. “They say I’m about 6ft 4in… I would say you are 6ft 5in,”. This prompted a similar reply from Fury “How tall are you? I think you are really about 6ft 2in,” said the “Gypsy King”.
The reality remains (wherever the truth is) that Fury’s reach is roughly 83 inches to his opponent’s 80 so he will go into the fight with the reach advantage and far greater boxing experience.
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Prediction
Prediction: Tyson Fury to win in Under 4.5 Rounds @ Evens
While they’re both fighters of great pedigree, Fury should be on another level to Ngannou. I’d even go as far to say a defeat for Fury would go down as one of the biggest shocks in the history of boxing.
Fury should end this fight early, how early could depend on how much of a show Fury wants to put on for the crowd.
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