Fury vs. Ngannou will be presented live this Saturday, October 28, at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT, on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S. from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The combat crossover event of the year features WBC and lineal heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) versus lineal MMA heavyweight world champion Francis Ngannou (17-3, 16 Finishes) in a highly anticipated 10-round boxing match. The long-awaited battle between two giants in their fields kicks off Riyadh Season, a months-long entertainment and sports festival in the Kingdom’s largest city.
The Top Rank on ESPN+ PPV all-heavyweight event will also feature:
- Undefeated British standouts Fabio Wardley (16-0, 15 KOs) and David Adeleye (12-0, 11 KOs) facing off in a 12-rounder.
- Former heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker (32-3, 22 KOs), a New Zealand-born veteran who trains with Fury, will fight Canadian knockout artist Simon Kean (23-1, 22 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
- Arslanbek Makhmudov (17-0, 16 KOs), a 260-plus pound power puncher fighting out of Montreal, Canada, will fight the upset-minded Junior Anthony Wright (20-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
- Moses Itauma (5-0, 3 KOs), Great Britain’s 18-year-old heavyweight hopeful, will see action in a six-rounder against Istvan Bernath (10-1, 8 KOs).
Calling the action: ESPN’s Joe Tessitore, Hall of Famer, Timothy Bradley, Jr., Bernardo Osuna, and Brett Okamoto.
Prior to Saturday’s event, ESPN will air the original production: Road to Riyadh: Fury vs. Ngannou, a 30-minute all access preview of the upcoming super-event.
Road to Riyadh: Fury vs. Ngannou (All times ET)
|Thu Oct 26||ESPN2||12 a.m.|
|Fri Oct 27||ESPNEWS||6:30 a.m.|
The program will also be available for replay on-demand in the ESPN App, on ESPN.com and on ESPN+.
Thursday: Timothy Bradley Jr.’ s take: There’s a path for Ngannou to upset Fury
Friday: Francis Ngannou’s full circle journey into boxing with Mike Tyson by his side (Brett Okamoto)
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Fury vs. Nngannou (All Times ET)
|Thu., Oct 26||2 p.m.||Main Event Press Conference||—||ESPN App & YouTube|
|Fri., Oct 27||11 a.m.||Weigh-In||—|
|Sat., Oct 28||2 p.m.||Main||Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou||ESPN+ PPV
Fabio Wardley vs. David Adeleye
|Undercard||Joseph Parker vs. Simon Kean|
|Undercard||Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Junior Anthony Wright|
|Undercard||Moses Itauma vs. Istvan Bernath|