Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion of the world, is set to face former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ngannou will make his professional boxing debut after leaving the UFC earlier this year.
The Gypsy King may not have the better physique among the two heavyweights, but the WBA heavyweight champion acknowledges and doesn’t hold back in admiring and praising his opponent’s physique.
Tyson Fury applauds Francis Ngannou’s superb physique
Fury believes Ngannou has a major disadvantage that will result in his loss against him. Ngannou’s nearly picture-perfect body and chiseled physique, according to his next opponent, may be more of a hindrance to his performance.
In a recent episode of the Sundae Conversation, The British heavyweight discussed Ngannou’s ‘ripped’ body, describing it as an exemplary display of muscles. However, he maintained the point that Ngannou’s body could still be a disadvantage for him.
He’s not gonna last. His body is too good,” said Fury. “I told you about these fit ripped bodies. I’m not sure about the semen but he’s got too many muscles and he looks too good. And when I felt him, he was all hard. As I was feeling him here.”
Saudi Arabia gears up for epic Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou showdown
The epic showdown between Fury and Francis will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The two heavyweights will be competing for the Riyadh champion belt. Notably, Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight belt will not be on the line since Ngannou is not ranked as a boxer.
The build up to the battle in Riyadh has been both interesting as well as entertaining, as the two fighters faced off each other in the press conference which involved trash talking but Francis and Tyson has always had the mutual respect for each other.
In this transition from MMA, the Cameroonian-French fighter will make his first appearance on a boxing card in Riyadh. The Predator will rely on his experience in the octagon to put him in contention, while The Gypsy King will be fighting for the first time since retaining his title against Derek Chisora in December 2022.
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