(Photo : Ian Maule/Getty Images) Former US boxer Mike Tyson (L) and Cameroonian-French combined martial arts star and boxer Francis Ngannou snigger whereas speaking to media earlier than a coaching session at Ngannou’s gymnasium in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 26, 2023. Mixed martial arts star Francis Ngannou may have heavyweight legend Mike Tyson in his nook when he faces World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Tyson Fury within the boxing ring in Saudi Arabia on October 28.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson has been “training” former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, as seen in a number of promotional movies and social media posts.
This mentorship comes forward of the Cameroonian’s extremely anticipated bout towards present WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, scheduled for Saturday, October 28, on the Boulevard Hall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Tyson is reportedly being paid “handsomely” by the Saudi Arabian backers of the occasion to information the previous UFC star, based on boxing reporter Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. However, the exact quantity has not been made public.
The Saudis have paid Mike Tyson to behave as Francis Ngannou’s coach (very, Very, VERY handsomely, I’m instructed). They are flying in celeb boxers, together with Pacquiao, Duran, Morales, Big George Foreman, MA Barrera, Joe Calzaghe, Tommy Hearns, Frank Bruno. Floyd Mayweather could go too
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) October 24, 2023
Moreover, the occasion organizers have organized for the attendance of a number of legendary boxers, comparable to Manny Pacquiao, Roberto Duran, Erik Morales, George Foreman, Marco Antonio Barrera, Joe Calzaghe, Tommy Hearns, and Frank Bruno.
Additionally, there’s a potential for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to affix the group of boxing legends on the occasion.
Mike Tyson will not be coaching Francis Ngannou
Iole clarified that the previous undisputed heavyweight boxing champion will not be conducting the precise coaching for Ngannou regardless of a number of movies of the 2 sparring with one another.
Instead, former kickboxer and boxer Dewey Cooper oversees the previous UFC star’s coaching.
The Saudi organizers reportedly consider Tyson’s involvement would garner extra consideration for the upcoming mega-fight, therefore his supposed “training” function.
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