TYSON FURY has been warned he could suffer a “catastrophic” loss to Francis Ngannou if he doesn’t mind his Ps and Qs.
But Olympian Frazer Clarke reckons the MMA knockout artist can cause a stunning upset in Riyadh if Fury doesn’t take him seriously.
He told The Metro: “Fury is such a big fighter and big personality, he has got the governing bodies wrapped up around his little finger.
“He does what he wants and that is the reality of it. He is going to earn a lot of money and have a lot of eyes on him from all walks of life.
“But boxing fans see straight through it.
“Having said that, I wish him all the best and for God’s sake, don’t let Ngannou land a shot on your chin and put you to sleep because that would be catastrophic.
“We all know he can punch and if you are fit and you can punch in heavyweight boxing, you have as good a chance as anyone because if you land that shot, it can be goodnight.
“There has been lots of talk about levels in the sport and what level he it at having never done it professionally.
“But he probably has more of a shot than a non-puncher at British level.”
Fury’s clash with Ngannou will be a ten-round affair, but the Brit’s WBC heavyweight title will NOT be on the line.
The fight will take place under Queensberry boxing rules, although it’s not yet known if the contest will count on both men’s records.
Wythenshawe warrior Fury hasn’t set foot inside the ring since his one-sided trilogy fight with Derek Chisora last December.
Ngannou, meanwhile, last fought in the octagon last January – defeating Ciryl Gane in what proved to be his final outing in the UFC.