Francis Ngannou is gearing up for an extraordinary challenge as he ventures into the world of boxing, and he's enlisting the help of none other than legendary boxer Mike Tyson to aid him in his debut.
On October 28th, in Saudi Arabia, Ngannou will face off against boxing champion Tyson Fury in a highly anticipated 10-round bout. With the support and guidance of Tyson in his corner, the former UFC heavyweight champion is determined to showcase his immense power and skills, aiming to stun the world with an impressive performance.
Having the backing of a boxing icon like Mike Tyson, Ngannou is confident that he has what it takes to make a formidable impact in the boxing arena and create a memorable showdown for fight fans everywhere.
“It is no secret I back Ngannou 100 percent in this face-off of champions,” Tyson announced Thursday. “He has one hard punch, and when it lands, it’s game over. I am looking forward to working with Ngannou and supporting his transition from the octagon to the boxing ring.
“He isn’t a combat novice, he is a world champion. He knows how to compete when the bell rings, but the key will be combining his energy and combat skills into his punches and using his agility to move swiftly around the ring then delivering the knockout blow. We’re here to win.”
Ngannou is honored to have the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history by his side when he faces the tall order of trying to take out undefeated WBC champion Fury.
“Bringing Mike Tyson into my training camp is one of the best decisions I can make to prepare for Tyson Fury in the ring at this year’s Riyadh Season,” Ngannou said. “Mike Tyson is an idol of mine in the sport. His experience and boxing IQ will be important to honing my technique under his guidance to win this super-fight.
“I’ve been wanting this fight for years and now that it’s here, I’m focused on fighting the greatest fight of my career and shocking the world on the most epic stage for the fans in Riyadh. Oct. 28, the world will know who’s the ‘Baddest Man on The Planet.’”