Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury is official for October 28th

Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury is official for October 28th

Verdict MMA|
July 11, 2023|

It’s official. Francis Ngannou will take on Tyson Fury in a professional boxing fight on October 28th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Combat sports journalist Ariel Helwani confirmed the news on Tuesday morning on Twitter.

The news comes after months of speculation about what Ngannou would do after deciding not to sign with the UFC. The game plan is clear now. He’ll fight Tyson Fury in October in boxing, then return to MMA in early 2024 with the PFL.

There was a lot of speculation regarding the rules of the fight and whether it would be an exhibition fight. Helwani confirmed that this wouldn’t be an exhibition and that Ngannou and Fury would compete under the standard rules of professional boxing.

Tyson Fury has been discussed by MMA fans quite recently, with UFC President Dana White offering him an opportunity to fight Jon Jones in the UFC. Fury ultimately chose Ngannou to be his next opponent.

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