Tyson Fury is one of the most famous professional boxers of the current generation. A two-time and current World Heavyweight Champion, The Gypsy King has held all big 5 titles- WBA, IBF, WBO, WBC & IBO titles in different reigns apart from also winning The Ring Magazine title.
Being one of the biggest heavyweight stars right now, there is always curiosity about Tyson Fury’s next fight and his opponent. The Gypsy King is set to fight for the Undisputed Heavyweight title in the near future. However, he also has another big fight scheduled on October 28. Read on for more details!
Fury to Face Ngannou
Tyson Fury’s next fight is set against Francis Ngannou. This is going to be MMA-Boxing crossover superfight which is set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 2023.
Fury was without any opponent in Summer 2023 after negotiations for an undisputed heavyweight title against Oleksandr Usyk failed. There were multiple names in discussion to face Fury like Joe Joyce, Zhilei Zhang, Andy Ruiz and several others. Fury even expressed interest in having a fight in Australia. However, a superfight was waiting for him.
Fury went into the discussion to fight former UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou. Fury and Ngannou have been teasing a crossover fight since April 2022, but it could only be finalized for October 2023. Francis Ngannou will make his boxing debut with this bout. Ngannou holds a pro-MMA record of 17-3, and has held UFC Heavyweight Championship for more than 600 days.
Undisputed Heavyweight Title Fight
Earlier this year, Fury was negotiating a fight for an undisputed heavyweight championship against WBA(Super), IBF & WBO Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk. The negotiations with Usyk failed due to financial matters. Due to the astronomical figures involved, it was believed that the fight would only be possible if it took place in Saudi Arabia. And that’s what happened.
Saudi General Sports Authority has managed to bring both Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk to fight for 21st century’s first undisputed heavyweight title fight and first one in the 4-belt era. The fight is tentatively scheduled for December 2023 or January 2024.
Tyson Fury’s Current Record
Currently, Fury remains undefeated in his professional boxing career with a record of 33-0-1. This means that In his 34 bouts till now, Fury has won every time other than a draw against Deontay Wilder on December 1, 2018. The Gypsy King has defeated Wilder twice since to capture and retain WBC World Heavyweight Title. He also has knockout wins over Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora in 2022.
Earlier in 2015, Fury won the WBA(super), IBF, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Wladimir Klitschko. He had to vacate those titles in 2016 due to mental health and substance abuse issues.