- Francis Ngannou will face Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia at the end of October
- Ngannou, 37, has enlisted the help of heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson
- Fury and Ngannou’s promo video goes VIRAL as they showcase strong performances
Francis Ngannou has accidentally given Tyson Fury another indicator of his prodigious strength by accidentally shattering a shop door in Las Vegas.
The Cameroon-born former UFC icon is in Las Vegas training for his upcoming box office clash with heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia, in a highly anticipated clash.
The fight will be hugely lucrative financially for both parties, although Fury is candid in his assessment that he will earn around £164.5 million later in October from both this fight and an upcoming bout with Oleksandr Usyk combined.
However, he will be facing one of the biggest punchers in the world and Ngannou has enlisted the help of boxing legend Mike Tyson as part of his preparation for the showdown in the Gulf state.
Still, Ngannou may have found himself in a strange situation just weeks after the titanic battle, when he was caught on camera accidentally smashing the door of a store in the Nevada city.
Francis Ngannou tried to gain entry to the store but didn’t realize it was a ‘pull’ and not a ‘push’ door
The glass of the door exploded when he pushed before being accosted by the irate owner
All was later forgiven when the former UFC star posed with the shopkeeper after reportedly offering to pay for the damages
As he approached the store, Ngannou had tried to push open the door and enter the establishment, but the way was blocked.
When he tried to enter again with a little more force, he was rejected again, before the glass in the door panes exploded and fell to the ground, leaving the fighter visibly shaken.
He then carefully opened the door to enter, stepped over the glass and was accosted by the irate store owner.
Although the footage did not contain audio, it was clear from the shopkeeper’s body language and gestures that he was far from satisfied with the MMA superstar.
He took Ngannou outside to protest with him and show him the extent of the damage, but the hunter remained calm and appeared to explain to the owner that he intended to pay for the damage.
It seemed to do the trick in calming the angry owner, as the two then posed for a photo together once the situation resolved itself.
Ngannou will face Fury in the ring on October 28, but judging by the general reaction to his media training, it will be difficult for him to lay a glove on WBC heavyweight champion Fury.
“Mate, John Fury said it, if he fights and throws punches like that, it’s going to be a walkover,” Fury’s former opponent Derek Chisora told Boxing Social after watching Ngannou train.
Ngannou has enlisted the help of legendary boxer Mike Tyson in his preparation for the confrontation with Tyson Fury
The Cameroonian fighter will battle it out when he takes on Fury in Saudi Arabia
Ngannou was tested by trainer Tyson during a media training earlier in September
“Tyson is in camp now, he comes in and knocks him out because he had a big fight in December.”
John Fury, Tyson’s father, predicted it would be one of his son’s “fastest knockouts” in his long fighting career, claiming it might not even last the first three minutes.
“He’s not going to get out in the first round, it’s probably going to be Tyson’s quickest knockout,” Fury claims.
“If that’s what he’s got, God help him, he’ll be smashed to pieces.