Mike Tyson has given fans a sneaky glimpse inside Francis Ngannou’s camp as he prepares for his next fight.
The former UFC heavyweight champion will make his boxing debut when he squares off against Tyson Fury in Saudia Arabia on October 28.
On Friday, ‘Iron Mike’ shared a picture of him checking Ngannou’s gloves as they prepare to pull off one of the greatest upsets in boxing history later this year.
“Honored to work with champion Francis Ngannou. He is a prime example of a person that took their adversity and made it their advantage.” Tyson captioned the post he shared on Instagram.
A day prior, it was confirmed he will be a part of Ngannou’s training team.
The heavyweight duo first met in 2019 when Ngannou appeared on Tyson’s podcast.
On that day, a clip surfaced showing the retired legend giving Ngannou tips for a potential bout with Fury, which has been discussed for several years.
Now, it’s actually coming to fruition ‘The Predator’ has added Tyson to his corner team and both men couldn’t be more excited to work together.
“Bringing Mike Tyson into my training camp is one of the best decisions I can make to prepare for Tyson Fury,” Ngannou said.
“Mike Tyson is an idol of mine in the sport. His experience and boxing IQ will be important to honing my technique under his guidance to win this super fight.
“I’ve been wanting this fight for years and now that it’s here, I’m focused on fighting the greatest fight of my career and shocking the world on the most epic stage for the fans in Riyadh.
“October 28, the world will know who’s the Baddest Man on The Planet.”
“It is no secret I back Ngannou 100 per cent in this face-off of champions,” Tyson added.
“He has one hard punch, and when it lands, it’s game over.
“I am looking forward to working with Ngannou and supporting his transition from the octagon to the boxing ring. He isn’t a combat novice, he is a world champion.
“He knows how to compete when the bell rings, but the key will be combining his energy and combat skills into his punches and using his agility to move swiftly around the ring then delivering the knock-out blow. We’re here to win.”