July 11, (THEWILL) – Tyson Fury is set to face former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou, in a boxing match in Saudi Arabia on October 28.
The fight, which promises to confirm “the baddest man on the planet,” will take place under the official rules of professional boxing, with three judges ringside adopting the 10-point must system. However, as it is not a boxer-to-boxer bout, Fury’s WBC title will not be on the line.
Ngannou, who spent seven years in the UFC and left as a reigning champion, has long expressed his ambition to start a career in boxing. “My dream was always to box, and to box the best,” he said in a statement confirming the fight. Fury, for his part, is looking forward to showing the world that he is “the greatest fighter of his generation” in an epic battle with another master of his craft.
Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, called the heavyweight clash a “game changer” and said that history will be made in Riyadh with a battle of the giants from the two leading codes of combat fighting. The fight is sure to be an exciting one, with both fighters eager to prove their dominance in their respective sports.