We have several interesting fights to look forward to in the last three months of the year. But the most anticipated one is the Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou fight. This is not the first time in combat sports where one champion from a discipline fights against a champion from another discipline. However, it is completely different this time. This is a fight between the boxing heavyweight champion and the UFC’s most prolific, so you can expect a phenomenal fight.
This fight is set to take place on the 28th of October, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is the most anticipated fight in the world. And not only fans are anticipating, punters are equally excited for the event. Reviews from many betting sites UK show that Tyson Fury is the favorite to win. Even the prop and individual bets are in favor of the gypsy king. However, a few people still think Francis Ngannou could pull a stunner. Do you want to know more about this much anticipated fight? You have come to the right place.
Therefore, we will give insights and betting analysis on the match from an expert’s perspective. The fight is going to be a boxing exhibition match. That is, it will follow boxing rules. However, unlike a normal boxing match, there will be only 10 rounds in this fight.
Insights and Analysis of an expert: Why is Fury more likely to win?
To properly analyze a Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou, you must consider the fact that the Cameroonian is a UFC fighter and he has never stepped into the boxing ring in his career. While he may be one of the most feared knockouts fighters in the UFC, he is still not a match for Tyson Fury. In fact, experts believe it is unfair to have Ngannou’s first boxing fight against Fury.
Francis Ngannou’s last fight was as far back as January 2022 when he beat Ciryl Gane by unanimous decision and retained his UFC Heavyweight Championship. His contract expired after the match, so he will be lacking a competitive match for more than 18 months when he fights Fury in October. It is definitely going to be hard for the Cameroonian. He’s not used to fights like this. He will not be able to throw a punch and kick like he does in martial arts.
It will also be difficult for him to land a punch because the gloves will be different. There is a saying in combat sports that goes “A puncher always has a chance.” Experts believe that this will not apply in this match because the Cameroonian’s major weapon will work differently in the boxing ring.
Tyson Fury on the other hand is a reputable professional boxer. He is currently the boxing heavyweight champion. He has an unconventional style where he goofs around in the early rounds before getting into the game. This is his own way of wearing out his opponent while he conserves energy. Tyson is definitely going to put on a show. Experts predict he will beat Ngannou’s upper body in the first round and push him to the ropes. Tyson is expected to get an early victory in the second round.
Fury has been preparing for boxing fights for a long time, so you’d expect he’ll be used to it. However, he is going to be fighting a mixed martial artist this time, so it is going to be different. Ngannou is a knockout wizard. Tyson has to be fully concentrated throughout the game because one good punch from the Cameroonian can cause serious damage.
Betting Analysis from an expert's perspective
Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou is a match that will be talked about for ages. Tyson has a legacy to defend, Ngannou has a point to prove. But who will come out on top? After putting various factors into consideration, the odds for each fighter have been released:
● Tyson Fury is the favorite with odds of -1350. That is, you stand a chance to win $100 for every $1350 you wager if he wins.
● Francis Ngannou is listed as the underdog with odds of +700. if you bet $100 on Francis Ngannou and he wins, you would win a profit of $700 in addition to your initial $100 bet.
Anything can happen in combat sports. The odds favor Tyson Fury because he is more experienced and the fight is going to be in a format that he’s been used to. However, France Ngannou brings a different dimension of fight and should not be underestimated by Tyson. The result of this match will depend greatly on the adaptability of both fighters, making it an exciting prospect for combat sport enthusiasts and gamblers.