British Tyson Fury will face former UFC star Francis Ngannou on October 28

The history of combat sports It includes great confrontations between exponents of different disciplines that have captured the attention of the fans thanks to the unusual face to face.

In 1976 the world boxing glory Muhammad Ali and the Japanese fighter Anotnio Ioki stepped into a ring in a rare battle mixed between boxing and wrestling or more recently Floyd Maywather Jr exchanging blows with Conor McGregor.

He October 28 in Saudi Arabiathese types of fights will open a new chapter.

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury of Britain will meet former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in a crossover fight.

Ngannou is the lineal champion at the number one mixed martial arts promotion, but switched companies earlier this year without ever losing his belt.. Jon Jones picked up the vacant belt, but the Cameroonian is widely considered the best heavyweight in the cage, while Fury is considered the king of the most vaunted division.

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Fury and Ngannou will likely compete in an exhibition fight that will not be sanctioned, but no rules have been announced yet. Fury and Ngannou initially met in the ring after Fury’s win over Dillian Whyte in April of last year, but the UFC’s restrictive contract didn’t even allow him to enter into negotiations.

According to the journalist ESPN’s Mike Coppinger, The president of the WBC Mauricio Sulaimán has not yet given a position on the lawsuit in which the champion of his organization will be involved.

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Saudi Arabia gains ground in contact sports

Riyadh will be the seat of the lawsuit that is already becoming a topic of conversation. This destination has become one of the newest hotspots for boxing due to the heavy investment of Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud and his Skills Challenge promotion. They have already brought two heavyweight unified fights to the country, as well as the February bout between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, which drew more than 800,000 PPV buys.

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