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Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou Prediction & Betting Tips 28/10/23


Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou Prediction & Betting Tips 28/10/23


WBC world champion Tyson Fury faces ex-UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia this weekend.

Fury vs Ngannou 22:40, Preview

Ngannou is one of the most vicious strikers in modern UFC history. But as proven by Conor McGregor’s failed transition into boxing, skills in the octagon do not naturally translate over into the squared circle so ‘The Predator’ is up against it this weekend.

In truth, Ngannou would struggle against most low-level heavyweight boxers so his fight with Fury is an utter mismatch that will only last as long as the Brit wants it to.

Fury was not tested in recent bouts with Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora so it remains to be seen whether he has enough left in the tank when the tough fights do come, but again, this will not be a talking point in the aftermath of this weekend.

‘The Gypsy King’ is too quick and powerful for most (if not all) current heavyweights and it will not take long for him to overwhelm Ngannou, whose main game plan will surely be to land the punch of a lifetime. 

Saudi Arabia have invested a lot of money into this bout so it wouldn’t be surprising if they have had a word in Fury’s ear and asked him to play around with Ngannou before earning a stoppage victory.

This crossover main event is over ten rounds instead of twelve so expect Fury to ease his way past the halfway stage before landing a flurry of punches to end the bout around round seven.

The Ngannou fight will be intriguing but unspectacular and will simply act as a speed bump en route to the undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk, which (fingers crossed) will go ahead as planned in December.

Fury vs Ngannou 22:40, Prediction

  • Tyson Fury wins in Rounds 7 – 10/1
  • At least six rounds completed – 6/4