The pair will square off in the headline event on October 28th, 2023, where Ngannou will make his boxing debut. Although Fury’s WBC title is not on the line, the fight will go on the Gypsy King’s record. Therefore, Ngannou has been presented with a chance to cause an upset, even if he is the massive underdog.
And in order to supplement the event, there are some intriguing match-ups. Fabio Wardley and David Adeleye will square off in a clash between two unbeaten heavyweights in the co-main event. Wardley is in good form, having stopped Michael Coffie in his last fight in April. In contrast, the WBO European champion, Adeleye, stopped Emir Ahmatovic in June.
Fabio Wardley 🆚 David Adeleye is ON! 🔥
— Boxing on TNT Sports (@boxingontnt) September 28, 2023
Elsewhere on the card, Joseph Parker, the former WBO champion, takes on Simon Kean. Parker grabbed the vacant title after beating Andy Ruiz in 2016, only to lose it to Anthony Joshua in 2018. Parker did have a chance to win the WBO interim title, which would have put him in line for a world title shot. However, he was stopped by Joe Joyce. Since then, he has bounced back with wins over Jack Massey and Faiga Opelu. Kean will be a tough opponent, having only lost one fight with a record of 23-1, with 22 knockouts. That was when he came up short as he lost to Agit Kabayel for the vacant European title.
Meanwhile, Arslanbek Makhmudov faces the highly experienced Agron Smakici in a ten-round heavyweight clash. As for the rest, the 18-year-old rising prospect Moses Itauma will also fight with an opponent yet to be confirmed.
David Adeleye vs Fabio Wardley
Joseph Parker vs Simon Kean
Arslanbek Makhmudov vs Agron Smakici
Moses Itauma vs TBC