Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou is set.
After months of speculation and rumors heating up in the past few days, it has been reported that the heavyweight boxing champion will be facing off against the former UFC heavyweight champion inside of the ring this fall.
The Fury vs. Ngannou bout is set to go down in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 28, according to ESPN Boxing Insider Mike Coppinger.
Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou will fight on Oct. 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, sources told ESPN.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman didn't respond to a text message asking if Fury's heavyweight title will be on the line. The rules and number of rounds are unclear at this time. pic.twitter.com/shxhaqvjt8
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 11, 2023
After the initial announcement, a press release was sent out that said that Fury vs. Ngannou will take place “under the official rules of professional boxing, with 3 judges ringside adopting the 10-point must system. Both fighters however are promising to meet in the middle of the ring, go to war and win by knockout in devastating fashion.”
The bout will take place under standard boxing rules.
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) July 11, 2023
Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) is the current WBC heavyweight champion. He previously held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring magazine titles. Fury has scored knockout victories in five of his last six fights.
Ngannou (17-3 MMA), meanwhile, vacated the UFC heavyweight title after defending the belt against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in January 2022. He has not fought in mixed martial arts since. Ngannou, who will be making his boxing debut, has since signed with PFL.