Tyson Fury has received special permission to fight Francis Ngannou next from WBC.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman himself revealed that WBC granted Tyson Fury special permission to have Fury vs Ngannou superfight on October 28. Sulaiman also added that Fury tried to get a fight against Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, but those fights could not be materialized.
Also, Fury is currently without any mandatory challenger designated by WBC. So, he is currently free to fight anyone and will not be stripped of the WBC World Heavyweight Title. The title will not be at stake at
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has revealed that they've granted Tyson Fury special permission to fight Francis Ngannou on Oct 28th. He will not be stripped of his WBC heavyweight world title.— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 11, 2023
Tyson Fury had been teasing a match with Francis Ngannou for quite a while now. Both of them were also quite vocal about facing each other. The long-anticipated match was finally announced today. It will be a contest to find who is the baddest man on the planet, and it will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 28, 2023.
There have been several calls for Tyson Fury to be stripped of the title due to taking this fight. WBA, WBO & IBF Heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk’s manager Alex Krakuss was one of the first to call for Fury being stripped followed by Deontay Wilder’s trainer, and several other heavyweights and pundits.
Tyson Fury is one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time with an undefeated record. On the other hand, Francis Ngannou was one of the hardest hitters of the UFC who hasn’t lost a match since 2018. Who do you think will win the battle of the giants?