In the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, two combat sports titans are set to collide in the boxing ring when WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 knockouts) will fight for the first time this year against MMA specialist Francis Ngannou, the former UFC champion, who makes his pro boxing debut this Saturday.
Fury last saw action in Dec. 2022, brutalizing Derek Chisora in the 10th-round, while Ngannou hasn’t graced the octagon for nearly two years, his last feat being a victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in Jan, 2022. and then partied ways with UFC.
Fight card, Results:
- Tyson Fury def. Francis Ngannou via split decision (94-95, 96-93, 95-94)
- Fabio Wardley def. David Adeleye via seventh-round TKO
- Joseph Parker def. Simon Kean via third-round TKO
- Arslanbek Makhmudov def. Junior Anthony Wright via TKO – Round 1, 1:10
- Moses Itauma def. Istvan Bernath via TKO – Round 1, 1:53
- Martin Bakole def. Carlos Takam via TKO – Round 4, 2:15
- Jack McGann def. Alcibiade Duran Galvan via TKO – Round 2, 0:37