The two fighters will square off on October 28th, 2023, as Ngannou makes his boxing debut. So in order to give himself the best chance of winning, Ngannou hired Tyson as his trainer and cornerman. Although the odds are still heavily against Ngannou, having a former undisputed heavyweight champion in his camp can only aid his chances of winning. That was a tough moment for the ‘Gypsy King’, after having been named after the boxer, showing how much respect the Fury family had for the fighter.
“I think that it’s sad, actually. The man that I am named after, a legend, has to go against me and then come out as a loser, having lost to a man who was named after him. I think that it’s sad and I think that he should be in my corner, not the opposing corner, but business is business and I understand that it’s strictly business,” Tyson Fury
Nevertheless, Fury was prepared for whatever will come his way. And he will need to be, given that he is expected to win. His WBC belt may not be on the line, but a loss would secure Ngannou one of the biggest shocks in the sport. And at a time when Fury was accused of ducking Oleksandr Usyk in order to take this fight, the WBC heavyweight champion was not going to let anything faze him.
“No matter what he teaches this fella, no matter how much boxing training he does, everyone has got a plan until they get punched in the face,” Fury