Francis Ngannou took to social media to share some snaps from training with Mike Tyson in preparation for his October 28 boxing match against Tyson Fury.
Ngannou, 36, took on Steven A. Smith alongside Tyson, 57, who was more than clear in his support for the former UFC fighter.
"It's no secret that I support Ngannou 100 percent in this fight of champions," Tyson said. "He has one big punch and when he hits it's game over. I look forward to working with Ngannou and supporting his transition from the Octagon to the boxing ring. He's not new to fighting; he's a world champion. He knows how to fight when the bell will ring, but the key will be to combine his energy and fighting skills in throwing punches and using his agility to quickly move around the ring and then deliver a knockout punch. We are here to win."
Ngannou announced on Thursday that Tyson would be joining his team as a coach and shared a video of him squeezing a ton of sweat off his shirt, supposedly the result of working out with Iron Mike. A day later, Ngannou posted several photos of himself and his sparring partner in the ring, with Tyson directing a workout.
According to him, bringing Mike Tyson to the team is one of his best decisions in preparation for the fight with Tyson Fury in Riyadh. Mike Tyson Ngannou called his idol in the sport, whose experience is very important for honing the technique to win the upcoming fight.