Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou: Rules, Number of Rounds, Weight Details, Date, and Time

Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou: Rules, Number of Rounds, Weight Details, Date, and Time

Babajide Orevba
updated at October 24, 2023 at 2:37 PM
  • Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou is considered a professional boxing bout and not an exhibition
  • The fight will see the Gypsy King take on the former UFC superstar in a blockbuster clash
  • Here, Sports Brief takes a look at the rules, number of rounds, date, and time of the clash

The stage is set as Tyson Fury returns to the ring. He will go head-to-head with Francis Ngannou in a massive heavyweight crossover event.

Fury will take on a former UFC superstar, Ngannou, who is making his boxing debut in a scheduled 10-round boxing match.

The fight between the Gypsy King and the Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist is expected to be epic as both competitors are considered the best in their respective sports.

Tyson Fury, Francis Ngannou, Boxing, Riyadh
Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou will take on each other on October 28. Photo: James Manning
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This match will not just attract boxing fans; MMA followers are also eager to see how it pans out.

Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou rules

Fans must note that the fight is not an exhibition, as it is considered a purely professional boxing match overseen by the commission.

As a result, both fighters can knock down or knock out the other; however, there is no information on whether the result will become an official record.

Marca reports that the WBC held by Fury will not be on the line as a special belt, ‘Riyadh Champion’ has been created for the winner.

Number of Rounds

The encounter is scheduled for 10 three-minute rounds, while three judges will use a 10-point system as their scorecards.

Fury vs. Ngannou weight details

In July, just after signing the deal to take on Ngannou, Fury claimed he had ballooned to 350lb, sparking concerns among his fans.

And one month later, during a press conference, he removed his top at their pre-fight event in London for a face-off, as many noted his bigger body.

On the other hand, Ngannou admitted that he would weigh 270lbs (19.3 stone) for his fight with the Gypsy King, adding that he has made sure he does not get his weight down.

Fury vs. Ngannou venue, date, and time

This huge heavyweight fight will take place on Saturday, October 28, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The undercard will get underway at 6 pm UK time, while the ring walks for the main event can be expected at around 10 pm.

Daniel Cormier blasts Tyson Fury

Sports Brief earlier reported that Daniel Cormier is not impressed with Tyson Fury's latest decision.

The former UFC dual champion hit out The Gypsy King for the disrespect shown towards Francis Ngannou and hopes the Cameroonian star teaches him a lesson.

Fury agreed to fight the former UFC Heavyweight champion at the end of October, a decision many criticised.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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