Reigning WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will be the multiple favorite to face former UFC champion Francis Ngannou on October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
At the moment, the odds for the victory of the “Gypsy King” is 1.1 (90.91% probability), while the success of the “Predator” is estimated at 7 (14.29% probability).
Bookmakers have published the starting odds a day after the boxing match between the Briton and the Cameroonian was officially announced.
According to the press release, the bout will not be an exhibition bout and will take place in a regular boxing ring under standard boxing rules with three judges using a ten-point system. Knockdowns and knockouts are allowed, however, Tyson Fury’s championship belt will not be at stake, and the question of the number of rounds and the inclusion of the result of the match in the official boxing record is still in question.
At the beginning of this year, Francis Ngannou officially left the strongest league in the world, vacating the UFC heavyweight championship belt, after which he signed a contract with the PFL, under whose banner he plans to debut next year.
Tyson Fury last entered the ring in December last year, knocking out Derek Chisora in the tenth round.