Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will be crossing over to boxing as he faces heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in a non-title bout on October 28.
As the unbeaten Fury is one of the best heavyweight boxers in the past decade, with 33 wins and 24 knockouts, the former MMA champion will pull off an upset of biblical proportions if he wins.
Ngannou’s head coach Eric Nicksick recently revealed what Ngannou has that can make him a winner on October 28.
“Doing all this stuff that we do within MMA. I think it’s going to be key for us — to not try to outbox Tyson Fury. I think if we get in a situation where it’s like, ‘Hey, we’re going to out-technique this guy,’ we’re going to be in trouble. It’s up to us to come up with creative ways on how to approach this,” Nicksick said.
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Francis Ngannou is unconventional as a boxer
The coach claimed that the unconventional striking of Francis Ngannou could be a hard nut to crack for Tyson Fury.
“The crazy thing is he’s actually more technical out of southpaw. His southpaw cross is a lot sharper, it has a lot more speed to it, where his right hand has more of a thud to it. He can strike from both stances. I think that’s going to be important to us,” Nicksick said.