Tyson Fury will take on Francis Ngannou in a crossover heavyweight bout in Saudi Arabia tonight.
In one corner stands Fury, the undefeated WBC champion; in the other, Ngannou, who reigned as UFC champion until his departure from the MMA promotion in January.
The Cameroonian will make his boxing debut here before returning to mixed martial arts with the Professional Fighters League in 2024.
Meanwhile, Fury will next face unified boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk in a bid to crown the first undisputed champion in over two decades.
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When is the fight?
The fight takes place on Saturday, October 28th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The main card is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. BST (10:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. ET). The main event walkthroughs are then expected around 10:45 p.m. BST (2:45 p.m. PT, 4:45 p.m. CT, 5:45 p.m. ET).
How can I watch it?
In the UK, the event will be broadcast live on TNT Sports Box Office, priced at £21.95 for UK viewers. In Ireland the event costs €29.99 if purchased in advance or €34.99 on the day of the fights. Viewers do not need to have a TNT subscription to purchase the event. In the US, the event will be broadcast live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
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Rage – 1/14
Ngannou – 15/2
Draw – 28/1
What are the rules?
It will be a heavyweight boxing match for which there are no MMA rules. The fight is scheduled for 10 three-minute rounds with the winner determined by points or knockout/TKO. The result is expected to factor into Fury’s professional boxing record of 33-0-1 and Ngannou’s record of 0-0, but the Brit’s WBC title will not be at stake.
How much is the prize money?
Fury said via the Mirror that Ngannou will earn $10 million for the fight. Meanwhile, Derek Chisora claimed this via The Sun Fury will earn $50 million. It is assumed that sponsorship is not taken into account.
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