Francis Ngannou is daring to be great by taking on the toughest possible challenge in his boxing debut.
This Saturday, former UFC heavyweight champ Ngannou will step into the ring to face WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury in a massive crossover boxing match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Just getting to this point is a win of sorts for Ngannou, as he proved countless doubters wrong. Many said he should have not walked away from the UFC. Others said he “fumbled the bag” by betting on himself. Well, Ngannou cashed that longshot bet. The boxing match against Fury, along with other big things in the PFL on the MMA side of things are all a reality thanks to his perseverance and self-belief.
But now that we’re here, what exactly does Ngannou have to lose against Fury? Oddsmakers have Ngannou as a massive underdog. Boxing pundits have written off his chances, and Fury himself already has another big title fight scheduled for December 23 against Oleksandr Usyk.
Is Ngannou freerolling here, or will the outcome of the fight affect his future endeavors?
We asked our “Spinning Back Clique” to discuss what’s at stake in the latest MMA vs. boxing showcase. Farah Hannoun, Nolan King, and Brian “Goze” Garcia discuss with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia.
You can watch their conversation in the video above, and check out this week’s full episode below on YouTube or in podcast form.
For more on the matchup, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Fury vs. Ngannou.