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Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou Odds, Predictions, Start Time & How to Watch

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in Boxing

Updated Oct 28, 2023 · 10:49 AM PDT

Tyson Fury secures knockout in the boxing ring
Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder (red/black trunks) is knocked out by Tyson Fury (black/gold trunks) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
  • Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou finally goes down Saturday, October 28th
  • The latest boxing odds are heavily in favor of “The Gypsy King”
  • Read below for Tyson Fury vs Ngannou odds, predictions and analysis for Saturday

Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou are set to face off in a highly anticipated 10-round bout on Saturday, October 28th, 2023. The fight will take place at Boulevard Hall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with the latest odds heavily in favor of “The Gypsy King”.

The legend Tyson Fury is priced as a gigantic -1400 moneyline favorite in the boxing odds at DraftKings, meaning oddsmakers don’t believe “The Predator” has much chance of pulling the upset.

Let’s dive deeper into Fury vs Ngannou, as we breakdown the odds and offer our prediction for Saturday’s “Battle of the Baddest”.

Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou Odds

Fighter Odds
Tyson Fury -1400
Francis Ngannou +700

Fury is a massive favorite in the boxing odds at -1400, meaning the boxer has an 93% implied win probability.

 

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Odds as of October 28th at DraftKings Sportsbook. Sign up with the DraftKings Sportsbook App to bet on Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou.

Fury vs Ngannou Fight Start Time & Streaming

The Fury vs Ngannou main card starts at 2pm ET/ 11am PT, with the main event ringwalks expected around 5:15pm ET/ 2:15 pm PT.

The fight will be accessible through ESPN+ on Pay-Per-View in the United States, at an additional cost of $79.99. Fans in the UK can tune in on TNT Sports Box Office.

The undercard will feature heavyweight bouts, including Fabio Wardley vs David Adeleye, Joseph Parker vs.Simon Kean, Martin Bakole vs Carlos Takam, Arslanbek Makhumodov vs Anthony Wright, and Moses Itauma vs Istvan Bernath.

Tyson Fury’s Betting Outlook vs Ngannou

Tyson Fury is a British professional boxer who has held the WBC heavyweight title since defeating Deontay Wilder in February 2020. He has an impressive record of 31 wins (22 by knockout), 0 losses, and one draw.

Tyson Fury’s experience and boxing skills are his main strengths. He has an excellent jab, good footwork, and the ability to switch stances, which can confuse his opponents. His size and reach advantage also allow him to keep his opponents at a distance.

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Fury’s most recent victory was against Derek Chisora in a trilogy bout staged on December 3, 2022, where he defeated his fellow countryman via TKO.

To win, Fury will likely aim to control the pace of the fight, use his jab to keep Ngannou at bay, and avoid Ngannou’s powerful punches.

Francis Ngannou’s Betting Outlook vs Fury

Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist who has held the UFC heavyweight title twice. He has a record of 17 wins (14 by knockout), 3 losses, and 0 draws.

While Ngannou is well-experienced in MMA, he will be making his professional boxing debut Saturday. Ngannou last graced the octagon nearly two years ago, with his last victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in January 2022.

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Francis Ngannou’s main strength is his devastating punching power. He has the ability to end the fight with a single punch. However, his lack of professional boxing experience could be a disadvantage, hence the lopsided boxing odds for Saturday.

To win, Ngannou will likely aim to land a powerful punch on Fury. He will need to close the distance, avoid Fury’s jab, and try to land a powerful punch.

Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou Tale of the Tape

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33-0-1 Record 17-3 (MMA)
24 Knockouts 12 (MMA)
6’9 Height 6’4
85″ Reach 83″
Orthodox  Stance Orthodox

Fury vs Ngannou Prediction

Fury is a legend in the boxing space and has a significant advantage in both experience and technique over Ngannou. While the MMA star is a powerhouse with one-punch knockout potential, Fury has impressive defensive skills and the ability to recover from knockdowns, as seen in his fight against Wilder.

We’ve learned by watching boxing fights with MMA stars transitioning into the sport, that it’s rarely worth throwing down money on the underdog. There’s a little bit of intrigue in this scenario, with Ngannou possessing devastating one-punch power, but Fury’s record and skills speak for itself.

A reason we aren’t too worried about Ngannou’s punching power is that Fury is experienced in fighting power punchers, such as Wilder. “The Bronze Bomber”, who is considered a better boxer than Ngannou, caught Fury a few times yet couldn’t win.

We expect Fury to use his jab effectively and clinch frequently to drain Ngannou’s energy.  Look for the “The Gypsy King” to rely on his elite footwork to maintain distance and avoid Ngannou’s power before securing a TKO around the seventh round.

  • Pick: Fury in Rounds 7-8 (+450 at DK)

 

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