In an epic showdown scheduled for October 28th, Tyson Fury is set to face off against Francis Ngannou in a heavyweight match. As anticipation builds, boxing legend Mike Tyson has weighed in with his prediction for the outcome.
The event between the two heavyweights is set to take place on October 28 in Abu Dhabi, although Fury’s WBC championship is not at stake.
Tyson Fury was named after the boxing legend Mike Tyson. He remains undefeated in his professional boxing career, with an impressive record of 33 wins and one draw.
On the other side, Ngannou boasts a staggering 17 victories out of 20 MMA bouts which showcases his prowess and dominance in the world of mixed martial arts.
A surprising twist in the narrative comes from none other than Mike Tyson himself. At 57, Tyson has taken on the role of Ngannou’s mentor. He has been preparing Ngannou meticulously for the showdown against Fury.
This development has left John Fury (the father of the WBC heavyweight champion) understandably vexed, considering he named his son after the retired legend.
Tyson confidently predicts victory for Ngannou. He even goes as far as foreseeing a knockout that would mark the first defeat in Fury’s professional career.
Speaking candidly to the Daily Mail, Tyson expressed his admiration for Ngannou’s abilities. He stated: “I am helping Ngannou. I am learning what he is able to do. He’s able to do so much more than I anticipated. He has what it takes to knock out anything or anybody standing in his way.”
“Once he lands a punch on Tyson Fury’s jaw he is going to knock him out too. Nobody can survive that. Fury’s not the all-time great but he’s one of the all-time greats. He’s really high up. He can do greatness right now.”
“He’s always going to bring a good night of boxing, fight hard. You’ve got to try and hit him with a shot to knock him cold out because he always gets back up and fights hard.”
The world waits with bated breath to witness this monumental clash later this month. The stakes are high, and the outcome uncertain. But one thing is for sure – the Fury vs. Ngannou showdown promises to be one of the biggest in the history of combat sports.