Ngannou faces Tyson Fury in a 10-round boxing match on Oct. 28 in Saudi Arabia in what is going to function the primary struggle for “The Predator” since making the selection to not re-sign with the UFC and vacate the heavyweight championship. Ngannou has since signed with the PFL with the expectation to make his promotional debut in early 2024.
Hardy, who does broadcast work for the PFL, just lately gave his ideas on Ngannou’s boxing match towards the boxing heavyweight champion.
“I like him for taking it for taking up such a problem, however Tyson Fury may be the very best heavyweight boxer that’s ever lived,” Hardy mentioned just lately on The MMA Hour. “It appears bizarre saying that given the very fact [of] a few of the fighters which have [competed in the division] prior to now, however the best way that he strikes for a giant man, and the talents that he’s gotten, he’s wily, however he’s large and he can take a hell of a punch as we all know.”
Ngannou will possible be a large underdog by the point he makes the stroll to the squared circle to face the unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion, nevertheless “The Predator” shall be working with former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson in preparation for Fury.
For Hardy, having Tyson within the combine serving to Ngannou provides an fascinating wrinkle to the coaching camp.
“It’s going to be very fascinating to see what Francis can add to his sport, particularly with Mike Tyson working with him,” Hardy defined. “I’m hoping that Mike Tyson goes to work a few of that peekaboo type, and he’s additionally going to encourage him to work the physique just a little bit, as a result of the disadvantage of an influence puncher is that they have a tendency to hunt for the top, and Tyson Fury is tall and he’s very, excellent at slipping away and countering with higher cuts.
“It’s going to be an extremely robust take a look at for [Francis]. You may’t say the person is afraid of taking dangers as a result of that is most likely the most important danger he’s taking in boxing proper now.”