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The full undercard for Tyson Fury‘s showdown with former MMA star Francis Ngannou has now been announced, with Fabio Wardley set to face-off against fellow British heavyweight David Adeleye.
The pair clashed at an announcement press conference in London earlier this month with Wardley sustaining a small cut after a brawl with Adeleye and his team.
The injury cast doubt over whether the fight would in fact take place in the Middle East next month but any fears have now been quashed following the undercard announcements this afternoon.
Another familiar heavyweight set to feature further down the card is former WBO belt holder Joseph Parker.
The New Zealander (32-3, 22KOs) claimed a first-round stoppage win over Faiga Opelu in Melbourne four months ago after outpointing Jack Massey at the start of the year.
Parker, who now trains out of Morecambe alongside Fury under the tutelage of Andy Lee, takes on Canadian heavyweight Simon Kean (23-1, 22KOs) in the Middle East before planning another route to world level in 2024.
The heavyweight action continues further down the card as Russia’s Arslanbek Makhmudov (17-0, 16KOs) faces Croatia’s Agron Smakici (19-2, 17KOs), while Britain’s Moses Itamua is set for his sixth outing as a pro.
An opponent is yet to be confirmed at the time of writing.