Ngannou fight and fury unlikely to top Mayweather vs. McGregor showdown, Saitov says

Two-time Olympic boxing champion Oleg Saitov told that the former UFC titleholder’s fight Francois Ngannou and WBC champion Tyson’s Fury probably won’t become more iconic than the showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

The fight between Fury and Ngannou under boxing rules is set to take place on October 28 in Riyadh. Mayweather beat McGregor in a similar fight in 2017.

– Many call this confrontation the fight of the year. Do you agree with this assessment or is it just a monetary story?

– Of course, the fight between Ngannou and Fury is interesting, a lot of attention is riveted on it in the sports world, but so far it is difficult to call it the fight of the year. Who knows what battles await us. Here, two things are almost on an equal footing – public relations and financial gain, but such high-profile events cannot otherwise develop.

– Does Ngannou have any chances in a duel with such a pro?

“I would love to watch the fight. I think Fury should always send because he’s a pretty careful boxer. But Ngannou has a really strong punch so if he hits… You know, I’m scared of predict the outcome of the fight. Because you can expect anything from Ngannou with his punching power. If that happens, it will be a big downfall for Fury both in the rankings and in general in the public eye.

– Is it possible to say that such fights devalue professional boxers, because now, to fight with a champion, it is enough to be just a media personality in the sports world?

– If this is some kind of garbage story or everything is done in the format of a mockery of those who enter the ring, then it is unpleasant to watch not only professional athletes, but also those who respect and treat sport with honour. If we consider this fight, then it is already a kind of spectacle, an element of which is now present in almost all sports. I see nothing wrong, especially since I have already had such an experience. It’s interesting, bright and large-scale.

Are Fury and Ngannou capable of overcoming the confrontation between Mayweather and McGregor?

– This fight is unlikely to top this matchup as Mayweather and McGregor were promoting the fight long before the encounter. Conor’s excess must also be taken into account: he made very loud statements. All these meetings, these discussions, even though everyone knew the end of the battle.

— Is it possible to say that Fury runs away from Oleksandr Usyk and hides behind such fights? Do you believe Fury and Usyk will ever meet in the ring?

– The fact that he runs away from Usyk – well, I don’t know. I think this fight will happen sooner or later. In professional combat, the amount is important. If it’s good, they will come out to fight, Saitov told .

Ngannou has 17 MMA wins with three losses. Fury has 33 wins in 34 fights in the professional ring.

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