Francis Ngannou’s desire to compete in boxing has long been made clear, including asking for this provision in negotiations with the UFC.
After leaving the tournament, the former Cameroon heavyweight champion can now fulfill his wish. Of course, the opponent that “The Predator” most wanted to face – Tyson Fury did not pass up the opportunity to create a classic fight.
“Francis Ngannou, I know you are out of contract with the UFC. You want a lot of money right, go to the King of Digan and make the most terrible fight on the planet.”
“Let’s start right in the octagon, with the MMA glove at Queensbury, if you like you can invite Mike Tyson to be the referee.” – Fury wrote.
In April last year, Fury and Ngannou appeared on the boxing floor together when the British boxer defeated Dillian Whyte in the WBC heavyweight title defense. Since that time, the confrontation between the two has often been mentioned as a new classic “Boxing vs. MMA” of the fighting martial arts village.
Currently, Tyson Fury is in the process of negotiating a unified boxing title match with Oleksandr Usyk – owner of four WBO, WBA Super, IBF and IBO heavyweight belts.
If this match can be completed in the first half of the year, the match between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou can completely take place. Because earlier in a video on his personal page, Ngannou revealed that he can compete in Boxing in July.
Since officially leaving the UFC, Francis Ngannou is receiving a series of offers to join major tournaments. Bellator – the second largest MMA in the US with Showtime Sports said it would contact the Cameroonian puncher; Or the tournament with a reward of 1 million dollars per purchase of the Professional Fighters League (PFL) has also offered to bring the heavyweight star under its wing.