Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - What You Need to Know

Tyson Fury, the WBC and lineal heavyweight champion, takes on former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Β 


The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in a boxing ring, but Fury's belt won't be on the line.Β 


Fury's recent victories include a sixth-round TKO against Dillian Whyte in 2022 and a 10th-round stoppage of Derek Chisora eight months later.Β 


Initial plans for Fury to face Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship fell through in March.Β 


Both fighters are recognized for their power, with Fury stating, "I have no doubt in my mind that I will knock him out."Β 


ESPN+ is the platform to watch this exclusive event on Saturday, October 28 at 2 p.m. ET.Β 


Francis Ngannou, known for his UFC victories over Stipe Miocic and Ciryl Gane, transitioned to boxing after signing with the PFL.Β 


Ngannou's preparation for this fight was different, with the influence of boxing legend Mike Tyson and coach Dewey Cooper.Β 


Ngannou acknowledges Tyson Fury as the best in boxing but is determined to make a statement in their bout.Β