Weeks Before Mega-Crossover, Trainer Mike Tyson Pens One Line Message While Hyping Up Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou

Published 10/08/2023, 11:43 AM EDT

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In a matter of weeks, Tyson Fury will make his return to the ring against Francis Ngannou. The WBC heavyweight champion was garnering flack for not defending his belts against the MMA fighter. However, many people are eager to see this mega-crossover bout take place, including  Mike Tyson. The former heavyweight champion is invested in the bout— not just as a viewer but also as a trainer. He is training none other than the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world Ngannou.

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In several public appearances, Tyson has spoken highly of Ngannou and his power. On his Instagram account, he penned a one-line message while hyping up the upcoming heavyweight clash. But, what did he say?

Here is what Mike Tyson had to say about Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou

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Unlike many boxing pundits and fans, Tyson could not be any more excited. He acknowledged that Ngannou’s experience in the squared circle is not comparable to that of Fury. But at the same time, he does not disregard the possibility of an upset. Moreover, he considers that both combatants are two big heavyweights and best in their respective sports. Subsequently, this match-up becomes exciting not just for him but the entire boxing world. While sharing a fight promo on his Instagram story, he stated, “We are getting close to seeing the clash of these two titans. Both champion. October 28th we will crown the real king of the ring.”

In an ideal world, Tyson would be inclined for Ngannou to win as he is training him. But the chances of the same appear slim at least on paper. However, the sport of boxing is unpredictable, especially when you have power like Ngannou. What will go down in the fight? Time will tell. Until then, let’s take a look at Fury revealing the stakes in line for him.

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What is at stake for Tyson Fury?

Fury thinks there is no reward if he wins the fight as he is the heavy favorite going into the bout. In addition, he feels there is a big risk involved as a defeat against an opponent who has never stepped in the boxing ring could tarnish his legacy. Reflecting on the same, he stated, “Listen, all men that get in the ring with me, one, they are getting a lottery win. Straight away. Then, if they can beat me, then their lives and family lives have changed forever.”

Read more: “Disturbing”: Mike Tyson’s Bold Prediction for Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou Causes a Stir in Combat World

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Despite the general narrative, Fury thinks the stakes are just as high for him. Either way, the fight is edging closer and opinions are being shared. So we are curious to know, what are your predictions for this fight? Share with us your thoughts and opinions with us in the comments below.

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Harddit Bedi

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Harddit Bedi is a passionate Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in covering the off-court drama of athletes. He has a keen interest in the untold stories of boxers. Harddit is a firm believer in the primal nature of boxing, which he views as the oldest and most fundamental sport known to mankind.
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Arijit Saha

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