Fury vs. Ngannou: Two of the most dominant heavyweights in combat sports, Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou, clashed in a 10-round boxing match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. The fight, which was not for Fury’s WBC and lineal titles, was one of the most anticipated events of the year, attracting celebrities from various fields.
Fury, who defended his belts last December by beating Derek Chisora, faced Ngannou, who left the UFC earlier this year after a contract dispute. Ngannou, who was the UFC heavyweight champion, signed with the PFL in May and made his boxing debut against Fury. He had the support of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who trained him for this fight and was in his corner.
Sports celebrities flock Fury vs. Ngannou
The Fury vs. Ngannou also drew many UFC stars, such as Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya and Chuck Liddell, who came to watch their former colleague take on the boxing champion. Boxing legends like Oscar De La Hoya, Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes were also present to witness the historic bout. Soccer icons like Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, Rio Ferdinand, Luis Figo and Ronaldo Nazario also joined the crowd. Bollywood actor Salman Khan was present and so was WWE chairman Vince McMahon.
The fight was a thrilling spectacle that ended with a controversial split decision in Fury’s favor. Ngannou knocked down Fury in the third round and gave him a tough challenge throughout the fight. Fury landed some solid punches but could not finish Ngannou. The judges scored the Fury vs. Ngannou fight 96-93, 95-94 and 94-95 for Fury, sparking debate among fans and experts.
Fury vs. Ngannou was a rare crossover event that brought together two champions from different sports and attracted a star-studded audience. It was a memorable night for both fighters and their fans.
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