The biggest boxing event of the year Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou takes place on October 28, live from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and broadcast on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View.
Crossover boxing events have become a popular genre in combat sports and entertainment ever since Floyd Mayweather Jr. fought UFC megastar Conor McGregor in 2017. The Mayweather vs. McGregor went on to become the second biggest PPV event in combat sports history generating over 4 million PPV buys, second only to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.
Casual fans love a spectacle and there is no greater event to spark their curiosity than two heavyweight champions from different fighting sports meeting in the ring to find out who the baddest man on the planet is.
Tyson Fury is the current WBC and lineal heavyweight champion of the world, and the undefeated Gypsy King is best known for his wins over Deontay Wilder who is widely considered the hardest hitting heavyweight in boxing.
Francis Ngannou left the Ultimate Fighting Championship over a contract dispute, he was the UFC champion and wanted to be treated fairly and one of dreams he always had was to fight in a big crossover boxing match, but the President of the company refused to allow him to take on Fury. Ngannou decided not to resign with the UFC and landed the Fury fight and a record payday that will set him up well financially.
Heavyweight – Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou
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How to Watch, Date and Start Time:
Watch Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT, Live Stream on ESPN+ PPV https://plus.espn.com/top-rank/ppv in the U.S.