Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou Odds – Fury Opens as Favorite Over UFC Heavyweight King
- WBC heavyweight champion Fury favored to beat Ngannou in a potential boxing bout.
- Ngannou in contract deadlock with UFC over crossover fight.
- A Fury-Ngannou clash under Queensberry rules could happen later this year.
Betting odds for Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou released by top boxing betting apps make the WBC champion the favorite to triumph.
Fury’s odds to beat Ngannou see the “Gypsy King” installed as a significant favorite to beat the incumbent UFC champion under codified boxing rules. However, both camps have suggested that they could be willing to compete under a modified code.
If the fight were to go ahead, it would mark the first major crossover boxing-MMA crossover since Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor in 2017.
Odds for Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou
You can find the odds below on the BetOnline sportsbook. Please note that these odds are subject to change, and require both men to compete under boxing rules of any kind in 2022 for action.
The betting line for the fight has Fury as a -600 favorite to beat Ngannou.
The Gypsy King is undefeated inside the ropes. According to recent exchanges between him and “The Predator,” he would be more than happy to fight Ngannou under boxing rules but with four-ounce MMA gloves rather than the standard twelve-ounce mitts.
Ngannou’s odds to beat Fury come in at +400.
A clear underdog, the Cameroonian has claimed that he will fight Fury “anywhere.” The UFC heavyweight champion, set to take on Ciryl Gane for the unified title at UFC 270 on January 22, has suggested the pair fight under MMA rules but with boxing gloves.
How about MMA rules with boxing gloves? I can do you that favor. https://t.co/NpCMOQ3DDu— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) January 6, 2022
It’s doubtful that we will see Fury risk his stellar reputation by entering the Octagon in any way, shape, or form. Even if he is up for it, Bob Arum and Frank Warren — the men that manage Fury’s career in the United States and Britain, respectively — would not allow it.
So the question is, does this fight happen this year?
Will Fury vs. Ngannou Happen in 2022?
2022 could be one of boxing’s finest years in recent memory.
A major factor in how good things will go for the sport is Tyson Fury, who is looking to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era. That has never been done before. The last undisputed champion was Lennox Lewis back in the year 2000.
So, what is the appeal for Fury when it comes to a fight against Ngannou? Money is the first thing that comes to mind. But would a bout with the UFC champion generate more cash than a prospective unification scrap with the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua? It’s highly unlikely.
Ngannou, who has one fight remaining on his current UFC deal, needs Fury more than the lineal boxing king needs him.
The African champion is locked in a standoff with the promotion as he looks to raise his profile outside of the Octagon. The best way to do that, he believes, is to fight the biggest name in heavyweight boxing.
I can’t see myself retiring without boxing.”
There’s little movement from the promotion when it comes to allowing Ngannou to box, according to reports.
Fury’s Next Move Is Unlikely to Involve Ngannou
The upcoming Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte scrap will be the focus of the boxing icon for the time being.
Should Fury get past Whyte, he will make a move on the winner of Usyk vs. Joshua 2. That pretty much ties Fury up for the rest of the year, with a worst-case scenario being a rematch with Whyte if an upset happens in that bout.
Unfortunately for Ngannou, he appears to have little leverage in securing a bout with boxing’s baddest man.
Money talks, sure, but his ability to generate notes might not be loud enough to catch Fury’s attention at all.