Start time, TV information and undercard for Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou

Expect an epic battle.

Start time, TV information and undercard for Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou
Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou at their pre-fight press conference
Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou will finally meet in the ring on Saturday (Picture: Getty)

Tyson Fury is gearing up for his mouthwatering crossover showdown against former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

Ngannou, who will make his professional boxing debut, was the UFC champion when his contract was not renewed at the start of the year, with parties unable to reach an agreement on a new deal.

The French-Cameroonian has since joined the Professional Fighters League to continue his MMA career, with that deal allowing him to partake in professional bouts as well.

The 36-year-old was quick to make the most of that arrangement, securing a fight with the British boxing icon, although Fury’s WBC title will not be up for grabs.

So, exactly what time does Fury vs Ngannou start, how can fans watch it on TV and live stream in the UK and who is fighting on the undercard? Here is everything you need to know.

When is Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou?

Fury vs Ngannou will take place on Saturday, October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The ring walks are scheduled to get underway at approximately 10.40pm UK time.

Tyson Fury preparing for his fight against Francis Ngannou
Fury has been going through his paces (Picture: Getty)

How to watch the fight on TV and live stream in the UK

The fight is being shown on TNT Sports Box Office – formerly known as BT Sport Box Office, and is being priced at £21.95.

Boxing fans will be able to watch the fight on TNT Sports Box Office via the app on your mobile or tablet device.

Alternatively, it will be available via Sky TV, BT TV or Virgin Media.

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Who is on the Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou undercard?

Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou undercard

  • Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou 
  • Fabio Wardley vs David Adeleye
  • Joseph Parker vs Simon Kean
  • Arslanbek Makhmudov v Junior Anthony Wright
  • Moses Itauma vs Istvan Bernath
  • Martin Bakole vs Carlos Takam
  • Jack McGann v Alcibiade Duran Galvan

What has been said about the fight?

‘As soon as that bell goes, it’ll be bombs away!’ Fury has said of the forthcoming bout.

‘This guy is supposed to be the hardest puncher in the world, but let’s see how he reacts when he gets hit by the Big GK.

‘I can’t wait to get back out there under the lights. I’m looking forward to showing the world that The Gypsy King is the greatest fighter of his generation in an epic battle with another master of his craft.’

Ngannou replied: ‘I’ve been waiting to meet Tyson in the ring for the past three years. My dream was always to box, and to box the best.

‘After becoming the undisputed MMA Heavyweight Champion, this is my opportunity to make that dream come true and cement my position as the baddest man on the planet.

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