Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou are set to meet in the ring later this year (Picture: Getty Images)
The bout will see Ngannou will make his professional boxing debut, with news of the fight coming in July following reports that Fury was set to fight Usyk later this year for the undisputed world heavyweight crown.
Ngannou was the UFC heavyweight champion when his contract with the company came to an end in December and the parties could not agree on a new deal.
He has since signed with the Professional Fighters League to continue his MMA career, but that contract allows him to box professionally as well.
Fury has said we can expect fireworks when the two meet – but when is the fight taking place, what time will it be and how can you watch in the UK?
When is the Tyson Fury/Francis Ngannou fight?
The fight will take place on Saturday October 28 in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh.
Although there’s no confirmed time for the fight to start, the ring walks are expected to begin at 10pm UK time.
Tyson has promised the clash will be ‘a fight for the ages’ (Picture: PA)
‘As soon as that bell goes, it’ll be bombs away!’ Fury has said of the forthcoming bout. ‘This guy is supposed to be the hardest puncher in the world, but let’s see how he reacts when he gets hit by the Big GK.
‘I can’t wait to get back out there under the lights. I’m looking forward to showing the world that The Gypsy King is the greatest fighter of his generation in an epic battle with another master of his craft.’
Ngannou added: ‘I’ve been waiting to meet Tyson in the ring for the past three years. My dream was always to box, and to box the best.
‘After becoming the undisputed MMA Heavyweight Champion, this is my opportunity to make that dream come true and cement my position as the baddest man on the planet.
How to watch the fight in the UK
The fight is likely to air on TNT Sports Box Office – formerly known as BT Sport Box Office.
The price has yet to be confirmed but it’s likely it will cost around £19.95.
You can watch TNT Sports Box Office via the app on your mobile or tablet device, or you can watch it via Sky TV, BT TV or Virgin Media.
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Expect an epic battle.