Top Rank Presents The Combat Sports Crossover Event of the Year: Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou
(ESPN Press) – Fury vs. Ngannou will be presented live this Saturday, October 28, at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT, on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S. from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The combat crossover event of the year features WBC and lineal heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) versus lineal MMA heavyweight world champion Francis Ngannou (17-3, 16 Finishes) in a highly anticipated 10-round boxing match. The long-awaited battle between two giants in their fields kicks off Riyadh Season, a months-long entertainment and sports festival in the Kingdom’s largest city.
The Top Rank on ESPN+ PPV all-heavyweight event will also feature:
Undefeated British standouts Fabio Wardley (16-0, 15 KOs) and David Adeleye (12-0, 11 KOs) facing off in a 12-rounder.
Former heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker (32-3, 22 KOs), a New Zealand-born veteran who trains with Fury, will fight Canadian knockout artist Simon Kean (23-1, 22 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
Arslanbek Makhmudov (17-0, 16 KOs), a 260-plus pound power puncher fighting out of Montreal, Canada, will fight the upset-minded Junior Anthony Wright (20-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
Moses Itauma (5-0, 3 KOs), Great Britain’s 18-year-old heavyweight hopeful, will see action in a six-rounder against Istvan Bernath (10-1, 8 KOs).
Calling the action: ESPN’s Joe Tessitore, Hall of Famer, Timothy Bradley, Jr., Bernardo Osuna, and Brett Okamoto.
Prior to Saturday’s event, ESPN will air the original production: Road to Riyadh: Fury vs. Ngannou, a 30-minute all access preview of the upcoming super-event.
Road to Riyadh: Fury vs. Ngannou TV Schedule Date, Channel and Time:
Thursday Oct 26 ESPN2 12:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. PT
Thursday Oct 26 on ESPNEWS at 5:30 a.m. ET / 2:00 a.m. PT
Friday Oct 27 ESPN2 6:30 a.m. ET / 3:30 a.m. PT
Heavyweight – Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou
Heavyweight – Fabio Wardley vs. David Adeleye
Heavyweight – Joseph Parker vs. Simon Kean
Heavyweight – Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Junior Anthony Wright
Heavyweight – Moses Itauma vs. Istvan Bernath
Heavyweight – Martin Bakole vs. Carlos Takam
Light Middleweight – Jack McGann vs. Alcibiade Duran