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  • Writer's picturePaul Weir

Tyson Fury will opt for a toe-to-toe exchange with Francis Ngannou

In the heavyweight boxing realm, the imposing WBC champion, Tyson Fury, categorically dismisses the notion that Francis Ngannou's venture into professional boxing is merely about a quick payday. This former UFC champion is about to embark on his inaugural journey into the pugilistic world, with Fury as his formidable adversary in a seismic showdown slated for this Saturday in Saudi Arabia. It's worth noting that the coveted WBC championship won't be on the line. While the odds modestly favor Ngannou, the skepticism remains unswayed. The consensus is that this explosive powerhouse faces an uphill battle, defying the odds to make a significant impact. Ngannou's unswerving dedication to his craft is undeniable, and his track record is a testament to his indomitable spirit. He's not a mere keyboard warrior or a frivolous prankster. His path to this pivotal moment is a testament to his bona fide toughness and mastery within his discipline. Nevertheless, it's essential to recognize that Ngannou is not a seasoned pugilist. The critical question looming over this matchup is how he plans to outshine the maestro of the sweet science, Tyson Fury. Outboxing the Gypsy King is not a viable strategy. Instead, Ngannou is staking it all on his raw power to knock Fury out. Inside the squared circle, his approach mirrors the no-holds-barred style of the UFC, centered around unbridled physicality and unleashing fight-ending bombs as the singular pathway to victory. While Ngannou clings to a glimmer of hope for that game-changing knockout, the anticipation is of a fearless Fury, unafraid to engage in a high-octane slugfest with the MMA powerhouse. A prominent Hall of Fame promoter predicts a brief, electrifying brawl and resolutely believes that Fury will emerge as the victor. In this high-stakes showdown, Tyson Fury has it all to lose, with Ngannou standing to gain everything and having nothing to lose. The stage is set for a colossal confrontation of epic proportions. But if that's not enough, a deal is already sealed for Fury to square off against Oleksandr Usyk, the reigning WBO, IBO, WBA, and IBF champion, in another epic battle scheduled for December 23, once again on the grand stage in Saudi Arabia. Brace yourselves for a colossal collision of heavyweight legends. In my view, the fight may see Ngannou taking an aggressive approach, unleashing his shots with intent, but you foresee Fury expertly evading and countering with a barrage of precision strikes, potentially forcing a stoppage. The anticipation for this showdown is undeniably thrilling, and the outcome remains shrouded in anticipation.

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