WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has two fights ahead of him.
On October 28th, Fury will take part in a non-title fight when he collided with former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in a crossover boxing match in Saudi Arabia.
Fury, while tabbed by everyone as the overwhelming favorite to win, admits that there is certainly some risk involved in the fight.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is not overlooking his upcoming task and continues to train like he expects the most dangerous challenge of his career.
“The biggest risk of all is, fighting a MMA fighter and I’m the world heavyweight champion,” Fury told Ferdinand for his TNT Sport series Rio Meets. “So what happens if he beats me? Ridiculed. It would be like getting beat by Liverpool for Manchester United, 7-0, wouldn’t it? How do you come back from that?
“All of these opponents I face, they are all risky fights, or are all big men – like anyone over 14 stone is a big man. All of these guys are big lumps and when I fight them the risk is always the same, they’ve got a puncher’s chance. But I never leave a stone unturned. That’s one thing I do.
“I always do everything I can in my power to be successful. The way I look at it is, if this guy is going to beat me then fair play to him I will shake his hand, he must be a good fighter because I’m no easy man to beat as I’ve shown over the years. So if I can bump into somebody that can beat me, I would say “fantastic, fair play to you, well done,” take them for a beer and that’s it.”
Provided Fury walks away without injury, there is already a finalized deal in place to collide with WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA world champion Oleksandr Usyk in a full division unification in Saudi Arabia. The date will be announced in the coming weeks.