Heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson Fury was seen joking around with his opponent Francis Ngannou in the final press conference on October 26, Thursday. These champion fighters are set to lock horns on October 28, Saturday night in Saudi Arabia to win the so-called ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ title. Fury is the favourite to win the forthcoming clash, and the win will guarantee him a boxing encounter with fellow champion Oleksandr Usyk in December.
As both boxers faced off each other during the final press conference, Fury used unusual tricks on his opponent. The British unsettled his rival by tickling him; Ngannou couldn’t help but burst out in laughter at Fury’s efforts. The 35-year-old commented on his rival and opened up on his expectations from the bout saying, "I see he's taken advice from me with his clothes, he's looking snazzy. The finest form of flattery is imitation, and he has his suit on with no shirt on and I started that.”
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Fury went on to say, “Many will imitate but none will replicate and I'm going to know him out. I've been working to knock him out cold and I've no doubt in my mind that I will knock him out. I've trained for a 12-round war and if it's anything less it's going to be an early night.”
Ngannou, on the other hand, has never boxed professionally, and has been out of action for more than two years. The Cameroonian-French fighter will have boxing legend Mike Tyson by his side during the clash. Speaking on the same, he said, "Four years ago I met Mike Tyson, and my only request was that when I fight Tyson Fury, would he be in my corner. People thought I was crazy and that it would never happen. Here we are, the fight is happening and I'm living the dream."