- Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou’s promo video for their fight has gone viral
- The cinematic clip shows off both heavyweight’s brute strength in Los Angeles
- The promo video has already surpassed 150 million views on social media
This is no ordinary matwork and sparring video. This is probably the most brilliant and dramatic sports promo ever filmed.
With just weeks away from their highly-anticipated bout, world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and UFC legend Francis Ngannou are seen going hammer and tongs in training for their crossover Battle Of The Baddest in Riyadh on October 28.
A thunderclap to start the mega-selling of a clash which some dismiss as somewhere between a curiosity and a circus act but is nevertheless the biggest bang for our bucks in the history of combat sports.
The promo video has already surpassed 150 million views and it’s not hard to see why it’s garnered so much attention.
The video kicks off with the sun setting over Los Angeles, before a seismic thud akin to a Jurassic Park is seen shaking the palm trees that tower over the nearby roads.
Tyson Fury (left) and Francis Ngannou’s (right) promo video for their fight has gone viral
There we seen one of our protagonists, Ngannou, rudely awaken by yet another earth-shattering thud, before we realise that it’s not a tyrannosaurus-rex causing it.
Instead, it’s Morecambe’s own lofty giant Tyson Fury causing the shockwaves, as he smashes a medicine ball against a gym’s wall, leaving huge cracks in the brickwork.
Not impressed, Ngannou rises to his feet while in his silk pyjamas, and begins to get to work himself.
As Fury tucks into a full English breakfast, the table begins to shake, sending the plate of food, utensils and condiments to dance their way to the edge of the table, as the Cameroon-born heavyweight tackles the battle-ropes.
Fury retaliates, with his powerful quick jabs on the bag simultaneously cracking the bathroom tiles behind Ngannou’s head as he unwinds in an ice bath.
Ngannou, wearing silk pyjamas in bed, is rudely woken up by a seismic thud akin to something you’d see in the Jurassic Park films
It turns out the wall-shaking vibrations are coming from Fury throwing a medicine ball against a brick wall in the gym, causing it to crack
UFC icon Ngannou also tries to enjoy some downtime in the ice bath but is interrupted by Fury
In response, Ngannou hits the battle-ropes to disrupt Fury during his downtime in Los Angeles
The Gypsy King is seen just about to tuck into a full English breakfast but is disrupted
More powerful lefts from the Gypsy King cause windows to smash in a car park as Ngannou heads to his vehicle, leaving the UFC icon incensed while a bobblehead version of Fury on a car dashboard mocks him.
And as it hilarious transitions to the heavyweight champion enjoying himself in a karaoke bar, Ngannou, once again, claps back.
This time it’s a sledgehammer to the floor that spoils the party for Fury leading to its crescendo as the iconic Hollywood sign on Mount Lee begins to crumble.
The trailer does fantastically to show the brute strength that will be on display in Riyadh this month and the fact it’s gone viral shows the booming interest in what is yet another crossover fight inside the squared-circle.
It’ll be one night in the Saudi Arabian desert which will make the Gypsy King another hundred million dollars or more the richer.
Nice work if you can get it. But, whatever else, hard work to boot.
The two continue to ruin each other’s day, with Ngannou using a sledgehammer to hit the floor
Fury, known for loving a sing-song inside the ring, is seen enjoying some karaoke in a bar
*Video by courtesy of Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions