No. 4 of the UFC heavyweight ranking British Tom Aspinall said that he will help WBC champion Tyson Fury to prepare for a boxing fight with Francis Ngannou.
Earlier it was reported that Ngannou had boxing training led by Mike Tyson.
I'm actually going to help Tyson. I think Ngannou has a puncher’s chance, obviously. He’s one of the hardest punchers in combat sports. But, I think that’s all he’s got, to be honest. I’m not saying, well if Francis Ngannou knocks out Tyson Fury, I wouldn’t be surprised. It definitely can happen. But, if we’re talking about skillsets, Tyson Fury is like universes ahead of him in terms of skillset.
Recall, the fight between Fury and Ngannou will take place on October 28 in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
Fury last entered the ring against Derek Chisora in December 2022. This fight ended in favor of Tyson by technical knockout in the tenth round. He has 33 wins (24 by knockout), one draw and no losses.
Ngannou last fought against Ciryl Gane in January 2022 at UFC 270. In that confrontation, Francis won by unanimous decision of the judges. He has 17 wins and three losses on his record.