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Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou superfight confirmed for October

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is set to face former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a boxing match.

The unstoppable force is about to meet the immovable object...

Since Ngannou's sad departure from the UFC, Fury and the Cameroonian have traded jabs on social media, teasing a possible superfight.

Now, they get their wish.
While ESPN was the first to break the news of the fight on Twitter - with little detail - both camps have since confirmed that the fight has been given the green light. The pair are set to meet in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 28 October.
While it's unclear if the bout is a professional fight or an exhibition, reports claim it will be under boxing rules, feature the ten-point must system and Fury's WBC title will not be on the line.
The purse has also been kept under wraps, but both fighters are expected to earn the biggest payday of their careers for the fight.

"We've had a lot of offers from the Middle East at the moment to host that fight over the summer," said Fury as per Bloody Elbow.

"[The purse is] private information, but let's say it's 10, 20, 30, f****** 50 times the amount [UFC fighters make]."
in his last defence of the UFC heavyweight strap against Cyril Gane in January 2022, Ngannou reportedly earned $600 000.

At a press conference, Fury made claimed he was eager to go up against "the hardest puncher in the world", in reference to Ngannou's efforts at the UFC's Performance Institute, where one of his punches was measured at 51 064 foot pounds/per second - around 98 horsepower.

"This guy is supposed to be the hardest puncher in the world, but let's see how he reacts when he gets hit by big GK," said the undefeated Fury.

"I'm looking forward to showing that the Gypsy King is the greatest fighter of his generation. It's gonna be a fight for the ages."
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