Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: Online Betting Preview of the Battle of The Baddest
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Undefeated world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury returns to the ring this weekend as he takes on UFC superstar, Francis Ngannou in a fight billed as the ‘Battle of the Baddest’. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will host the super-fight and here at betting.bet you’ll find the latest fight odds and the best boxing free bet offers courtesy of our betting partners at William Hill.
Saturday’s main event is scheduled for ten rounds with the fight set to count towards each fighter’s respective professional record however, Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title is not on the line.
Tyson Fury heads into the weekend with a 33-0-1 professional record, including 24 wins by knockout. Challenger, Francis Ngannou makes his professional boxing debut but is a former UFC heavyweight champion.
Tale of the Tape
Tyson Fury holds a considerable physical advantage over Francis Ngannou in all areas. The Gypsy King measures 6ft 9ins (206cm) whilst Ngannou stands at 6ft 4ins (193cm).
At the weigh-in, Tyson Fury tipped the scale at 277.7 lbs (125.96 kg) whilst Francis Ngannou has been confirmed as Tyson Fury’s heaviest ever professional opponent having weighed in at 272.1 lbs (123.42 kg).
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou: The Undercard
The all-heavyweight bill includes some mouth-watering bouts with former world champion, Joseph Parker amongst those in action. Here’s a full rundown of Saturday’s undercard:
- Fabio Wardley v David Adeleye
- Joseph Parker v Simon Kean
- Martin Bakole v Carlos Takam
- Arslanbek Makhmudov v Junior Anthony Wright
- Moses Itauma v Istvan Bernath
Where and When Can you Watch the Fight?
A stacked heavyweight card in Saudi Arabia will get underway at 6pm UK time with the ring walks for the main event scheduled for around 10:45pm. The action will be televised live in UK on TNT Sports Box Office.
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Betting Tips
Tyson Fury is the overwhelming favourite to win on Saturday and we’re tipping him
to extend his run of knockout wins to five successive fights. Fury has already claimed successive stoppages against Deontay Wilder (twice), Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora. Even in a ten-round fight, at 2/9, a Fury stoppage seems nailed on.
The Gypsy King will want to put on a show in Saudi Arabia but he will be more than aware of the punching power of Francis Ngannou. We expect Fury to display his far superior boxing skills in the early rounds before putting on the pressure later on in the fight. Fury is 13/2 to win in rounds 7 or 8, alternatively he’s 11/1 for a 9th or 10th round stoppage.
Francis Ngannou is 6/1 to win by knockout or 50/1 to win by points. This indicates that the bookies believes that Ngannou, the inferior boxer, holds merely a puncher’s chance of winning. However, Fury proved throughout his Deontay Wilder trilogy that he’s more than capable of taking a punch. Fury is 5/1 to be knocked down and win.
The pick of William Hill’s ‘enhanced odds’ promotions is the 7/1 on offer for both fighters to be knocked down and Tyson Fury to win.
Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Odds
- Tyson Fury: 1/14
- Draw: 20/1
- Francis Ngannou: 7/1
Method of victory:
Tyson Fury to win:
- KO, TKO or disqualification: 2/9
- Decision or technical decision: 11/2
Francis Ngannou to win:
- KO, TKO or disqualification: 6/1
- Decision or technical decision: 50/1
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