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Gypsy King gets a golden crown! Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou are immortalised as HUGE 3m tall statues in a pop-up installation near Tower Bridge – as anticipation builds for their heavyweight clash

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  • The mammoth structures have been installed in Potters Field Park, London
  • Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou will face off in Saudi Arabia on October 28 
  • WBC heavyweight champion is heavily favoured against the boxing debutant 

As excitement builds for Tyson Fury‘s return to the ring against former UFC champion Francis Ngannou, two giant statues of the fighters have been installed in Potters Field Park, London. 

The WBC heavyweight champion will face the professional boxing debutant on October 28 in Saudi Arabia and kick off the massive entertainment festival in the country. 

To celebrate the event, which some dismiss as somewhere between a curiosity and a circus act, a mammoth boxing ring has been erected in the shadow of London’s iconic Tower Bridge. 

In it sits titanic depictions of the Gypsy King and the UFC legend, separated by an equally vast, and gaudy, golden crown which has been adorned with the tagline of the fight – Battle of the Baddest. 

Fans and tourists can feast their eyes on the attraction, created by UNIT 9 production studios, in the two weeks leading up to the bout. 

Two giant statues of Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou have been installed in Potters Field Park

Two giant statues of Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou have been installed in Potters Field Park

Francis Ngannou will make his professional boxing debut against the WBC heavyweight champ

Francis Ngannou will make his professional boxing debut against the WBC heavyweight champ

Tyson Fury will then put his WBC heavyweight title on the line by taking on Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury will then put his WBC heavyweight title on the line by taking on Oleksandr Usyk

Seemingly no expense has been spared in the marketing for the fight. Earlier this week the promo video went viral and garnered over 150 million views in a little over 24 hours. 

Further intrigue has been added by the announcement of the long-awaited undisputed heavyweight championship fight between the Brit and WBC, IBF, WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk. It is slated to close this year’s Riyadh Season. 

The chairman of the Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority Turki Alalshikh, said: ‘This larger-than-life, one-of-a-kind experience gives fans a glimpse of what will be an unprecedented heavyweight contest. 

‘We are excited to host this iconic event that will bring people together from around the world and open this year’s Riyadh Season.’

Unsurprisingly, Fury is the overwhelming favourite to win the clash. In what will be a ten round contest under the official rules of professional boxing, most fans and pundits believe Fury’s skill, range and understanding of distance will be too tough for the inexperienced Ngannou to overcome.