- Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou are all set for the ‘battle of the baddest’ for a boxing match in Riyadh.
- The fight symbolizes a historic crossover between boxing and MMA, with significant financial rewards for both fighters.
- Francis Ngannou’s journey from humble beginnings in Cameroon to a UFC champion is a remarkable story of determination and success.
In a clash that has the sporting world buzzing with excitement, Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou are set to square off in what has been dubbed “The Battle of The Baddest.” The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th at Boulevard Hall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is already generating immense hype around the world.
Fury and Ngannou Showcase Skills at Media Workout
Leading up to the monumental showdown, both fighters recently showcased their skills and expressed their confidence during a media workout. Tyson Fury, the undefeated WBC and lineal heavyweight champion of the UK, oozed self-assuredness. He displayed his astonishing agility despite his imposing 6-foot-9, 19-stone frame. Fury even threw some verbal jabs at his opponent, referring to Ngannou as a “big, fat sausage.“
“I was in there floating like a butterfly. Nineteen stone, can you believe that? And 6-foot-9. And moving like that! That’s shocking. It’s not fair, really!” Fury said. “He’s the bull, I’m the matador! 99.999 percent of the time, the matador wins!“
In response, Francis Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion and MMA champion of Cameroon, expressed his determination to earn the respect he feels he deserves.
“To be honest, I haven’t gotten any respect from the boxing community, so I am not expecting anybody to respect me,” Ngannou said. “I think I need to claim my own respect. Respect is not given. You don’t just walk out there and demand people to respect you for no reason. I think respect is earned, whether it’s the boxing community or life in general.”
Fury vs. Ngannou: A Historic Showdown
The “Battle of The Baddest” is set to make history as a significant crossover fight between boxing and MMA. Both fighters bring an impressive track record to the ring, and this event promises to be a historic moment in combat sports.
In addition to the main event, the night will feature an all-British bout between Fabio Wardley and David Adeleye, a clash between former heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker and Simon Kean, and more matchups to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
The Riyadh Championship Belt
The World Boxing Council (WBC) has introduced the commemorative Riyadh Championship belt, which will be awarded to the winner of the Fury vs. Ngannou fight. The belt pays tribute to the former WBC President, Jose Sulaimán, and adds a unique touch to this already historic event.
Big Purses at Stake
Both Fury and Ngannou have a lot riding on this bout, with substantial purses at stake. Tyson Fury is set to earn a hefty $50 million for the fight, while Ngannou, who earned approximately $600,000 in his last UFC bout, is poised to take home a substantial reward, making it a financially lucrative event for both fighters.
The excitement for this unique showdown has reached a fever pitch, with fans and pundits alike ready to witness “The Battle of The Baddest” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this Saturday night.