World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury will take on former UFC champion Francis Ngannou on Saturday (October 28) as he returns to the ring for the first time in nearly a year. 

For Ngannou, who hails from Cameroon, this will be his first boxing match having previously competed in mixed martial arts (MMA). 

While British boxer Fury will be looking to extend his unbeaten record to 35 fights. 

Fury is a heavy favourite to win and compared the fight to Novak Djokovic taking on a table tennis player at Wimbledon.

Fury said: "It’s like a tennis table champion facing Djokovic in the Wimbledon final – it’s totally different.

“Let’s just say this, boxing is a gentleman’s sport, boxing is the sweet science.

“It’s not two men brawling in the middle of a ring, it’s not who is the biggest and strongest will win, it’s whoever’s got the most boxing skill.

“I’ll knock him spark out. We don’t get paid for long, I’m going to make it nice and short for him.”

What time is Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou (UK time)?

Fury, 35, is set to take on Cameroon's Francis Ngannou in a 10-round fight under boxing rules in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday (October 28). 

Ringwalk is expected no earlier than 11pm (BST).

How to watch Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou in the UK?

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou will be shown live on TNT Sports Box Office.

It will cost £21.95 in the UK and can be watched through BT, Virgin Media TV and Sky, online or via the TNT Sports Box Office App.

You do not need to subscribe to TNT Sports to buy this event. 

Undercard for Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou

While Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou will be the main event, there will be a number of other fights taking place on Saturday:

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

Is Tyson Fury still undefeated? 

Tyson Fury still remains undefeated.

His record to date from 34 fights is 33 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses. 

When was Tyson Fury's last fight?

Tyson Fury's last fight was against Dereck Chisora.

The fight took place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3, 2022. 

The 'Gypsy King' won via technical knockout.

Who will Tyson Fury be fighting next?

While Fury will be focusing on Saturday's fight, he will have one eye on his next opponent and the highly anticipated bout against Oleksandr Usyk - who is set to be ringside for Fury's fight against Ngannou in Riyadh.

Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk is schedule for December 23, 2023.