World-renowned boxer Tyson Fury’s height has again become a far-reaching debate after he was pictured next to Francis Ngannou. Fans are in disbelief about Fury’s official height much like they have been previously.
35-year-old Fury is set to take on former UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in an official boxing bout in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The World Boxing Council Heavyweight champion will not be putting his title on the line for the fight, however, the fight will be 10 rounds. This will be Cameroonian-born Ngannou’s first professional boxing bout.
The pair were involved in their first face-off before the highly-anticipated bout on Thursday. Naturally, the fighters were pictured together. However, the pictures reveal a completely different reality about Fury’s height.
In most media outlets, Fury’s height is stated as 6 ft 9 in. There is no doubt that Fury is extremely tall and his reach is one of the furthest in the boxing industry. Ngannou, on the other hand, is 6 ft 4 in. There is a drastic five-inch difference between the official heights of the boxers. Still, the picture in question sees Fury at almost the same level as Ngannou.
Who lied about Tyson Fury being 6’9 all these years? Cunt is same height as Ngannou and Alex Pereira. https://t.co/6zlq2b6jHj
— Fred (@_freddieg_) September 8, 2023
The fan who posted the photo on X captioned it, “Who lied about Tyson Fury being 6’9 all these years? C*nt is same height as Ngannou and Alex Pereira.”
Questions have since been raised about Fury’s height. Is he indeed 6 ft 9 in? Or has there been a mistake?
Tyson Fury’s actual height has been up for debate before
As explained before, this is not the first time, Fury’s height is being discussed by fans. As quoted by a fan above, Fury’s height has also been in question along with Alex Pereira.
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The Brazilian MMA fighter had met Fury in Australia and clicked a picture with him. Pereira posted the image on Instagram and it was evident that Fury was about the same height as 6 ft 4 in Pereira. Fans had a field day when Pereira posted the picture as many of them started to thoroughly investigate the matter.
One fan even found a picture of Fury with legendary basketball player Magic Johnson. The former NBA star stands tall at 6 ft 9 in. However, he looked taller than Fury. Many fans concluded that some combat athletes lie about their heights.
Magic Johnson is a legit 6’9”
Tyson Fury is billed at 6’9” pic.twitter.com/FklPDqXbIC
— Kevin Thang (@Skip2MyJays) May 24, 2023
6 ft 9 in or not, Fury has accomplished some of the greatest feats in boxing. He has been through massive ups and downs but has come out a fighter. He will take on Ngannou on October 24, 2023, in Saudi Arabia as part of ‘Riyadh Season’, the annual entertainment and sports festival.