14 Oct

Ukrainian Oleksandr Zakhozhyi is sparring with Ngannou in preparation for Fury showdown

Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Zakhozhyi (18-0, 14 KOs) is currently engaging in sparring sessions with Francis Ngannou, the former UFC champion and future opponent of Tyson Fury. 

Zakhozhyi conveyed a powerful message on his Instagram, stating, "Respect everyone, fear no one."

The bout between Francis Ngannou and Oleksandr Zakhozhyi is set to take place on October 28th in Saudi Arabia. Zakhozhyi's most recent match took place in spring of this year, culminating in a third-round knockout victory over Muhammad Ali Durmaz (32-35, 30 KOs).