Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury would be facing Mixed Martial Arts fighter Francis Ngannou in the boxing ring on Saturday in a 10-round main event.
Ngannou who left UFC due to contract disagreement would be fighting in the ring for the first time against Fury.
Fury is a -2,000 betting favorite (risk $2,000 to win $100), while Ngannou returns a price of +1080 in the latest Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou odds.
Teddy Atlas who is backing Ngannou has said he has a legitimate chance to win.
“I was in Vegas. I went to his gym, and I trained him for one day,” Atlas said on his podcast.
“I saw firsthand, not only his power, which anyone could see and feel up close, but I saw his athleticism and I saw that he was smart. He picked up things. He did. In a little short period, I showed him a few things, and he started picking them up.”
Fury has also come outside to dismiss any rumor suggesting that he is not taking the main event seriously.
“I’ve trained as hard as I can for Francis. I’ve trained for a 10-round war, and anything less is a bonus,” Fury said.
“You can’t listen to the betting odds or what the pundits say or what anyone says. I don’t take anybody lightly. This guy is hungry. This guy has a point to prove. You think I’m not going to train for him?”