In a much-anticipated comeback, the undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has officially confirmed his return to the boxing ring. With a match scheduled for October, Fury has wasted no time in issuing a bold warning to his opponent, Francis Ngannou. Fury stated that Ngannou will be facing a knockout loss to Fury in Saudi Arabia.
Tyson Fury has been out of action since earning another stoppage victory against three-time opponent and title challenger Derek Chisora in December of last year in London. Fury eventually defeated Chisora through tenth-round TKO.
On the other hand, Ngannou has been absent from combat sports competition ever since he won the heavyweight championships at UFC 270 in January of last year. He won the match via majority decision against Ciryl Gane, the interim champion at the time.
Leaving the UFC behind, Ngannou signed a deal with the PFL earlier this year. Now with his boxing debut officially scheduled for October 28 in Saudi Arabia, Ngannou is eager to face Tyson Fury in a ten-round bout.
Both heavyweights enter this desert showdown with high expectations and visions of victory. Tyson Fury boldly predicted a knockout win over his Cameroonian opponent.
In a video posted on his Instagram Stories, Fury directly addressed Ngannou. He said: “(Francis) Ngannou, you’re getting it you big dosser. You big stiff dosser, you’re getting knocked out. You’re getting knocked out, slink.”
Ngannou is known as one of the strongest knockout artists in the history of mixed martial arts. The former UFC heavyweight champion boasts an impressive record of 17 wins and 3 losses, with an astonishing 13 victories coming by way of knockout.
Throughout his career in the UFC, Ngannou has delivered memorable knockouts against notable opponents such as Andrei Arlovski, Alistair Overeem, Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Stipe Miocic, and Ciryl Gane.
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