Fury vs Ngannou Odds, Preview, Picks & Prediction

Fury vs Ngannou Odds, Preview, Picks & Prediction

Quick Facts

  • Fury overwhelming favorite to win outright with odds of -1400
  • Ngannou to win outright is +750
  • Fury to win by TKO is -550

The next saga in the Tyson Fury story will take place this weekend, as he takes on MMA fighter Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia. It is the latest instalment of a boxer taking on an MMA star, and the build up has contained all of the intrigue and trash talk you would expect from a Fury fight. Most think Fury will win with ease, but a degree of intrigue remains.

Fury vs. Ngannou Odds

FighterOdds (To Win, Moneyline)
Tyson Fury-1400
Francis Ngannou+750

Tyson Fury is following in the footsteps of several great boxers before him such as Muhammad Ali and Floyd Mayweather as he enters into a crossover bout against a combat sports star. Many fight fans were disappointed that the ‘Gypsy King’ did not agree an undisputed title fight with Oleksandr Usyk (although that looks set to be signed soon) or a huge UK showdown with Anthony Joshua, however, Francis Ngannou is a huge name in his own right.

The former UFC heavyweight champion has not fought in 22 months and is making his pro boxing debut. He is known for his extreme power and is looking to make quite the statement this weekend. There will be no titles on the line but fight fans will still be glued to this fight.

This fight has been dubbed as the “Battle of the Baddest”, with Fury claiming he is facing one of the more ferocious strikers in all of combat sports. Despite those claims, oddsmakers have Fury as a heavy betting favorite heading into this contest, with the Gypsy King priced at -1400, while Ngannou to win outright is +750.

If you think Ngannour can shock the world and do something nobody has ever done before, knock out Tyson Fury, you can wager on an Ngannou TKO at +850. A fury win by KO is -550  that might be the most appealing bet with Fury the pro boxer and undefeated in his career.

Fury vs. Ngannou Prediction

In what might be exciting for a few early rounds, I predict Fury to stop Ngannou between rounds 5-8. The fact Fury has already announced that his next fight following this one will be for the undisputed crown against Usky hints that he doesn’t see too much trouble coming his way in this one.

In terms of physical attributes, Fury will have a five-inch advantage over Ngannou and of course there is the most obvious difference, the fact he has tonnes of boxing experience. The MMA star will no doubt come out swinging, looking to display all of his power and might be busy early on, and he might find some success if Fury is saving himself for the Usyk fight.

However, even if Fury isn’t at his optimum level, his mobility and awkward style, which many boxers have found so difficult to navigate, will prove to be too tough for Ngannou to overcome. Fury has a granite chin, and his footwork dazzles opponents as they look to cut the ring off and get close to land. Ngannou has to hope he lands a huge power punch to casuse a major upset, but getting close enough to land that shot will be extremely tough.

As we have seen with past boxing vs MMA fights, the boxer usually comes out on top, and I expect nothing different from this one.