UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou won’t rule out boxing after reaching the top of the mountain at UFC 260, especially since his initial goal was to become boxing champion in the first place, and now the athlete will be looking for a super fight. with boxing. superstar Tyson Fury.
Baffled in France after emigrating from Africa in search of a better life, a homeless Ngannou stumbled upon a boxing gym and once he dipped his feet into the competitive waters, the Cameroonian never looked back.
First, when he entered the gym, he intended to learn how to box and become a champion, yet little did he know that his trainer had bigger plans that included the UFC heavyweight title. By seizing the gold from the great Stipe Miocic, Ngannou has only solidified his position as one of the most terrifying men on the planet.
Francis Ngannou opens up to boxing with Tyson Fury
Naturally, as one of the biggest and baddest men on the planet, the right thing to do for Ngannou is to seek a boxing match with an eccentric champion like Fury. On paper, the fight has the ingredients to be a technical foot war, and with any fight where two heavyweights have such power, a potential knockout is almost guaranteed. When asked about the possibility of the showdown, the UFC heavyweight champion responded.
“Absolutely. Francis Ngannou told TMZ Sports. I’m open to that. Remember boxing was my main dream and I still have the fire, the dream inside of me and I think at some point I’m going to take a step.”
While “The Predator” indicated he has no interest in boxing Mike Tyson, he did express interest in taking on the six-foot-nine giant Fury. Not to mention, if the fight did materialize, Fury would certainly drive sales with his flamboyant personality. Nonetheless, the pair exudes intrigue as fans would witness the collision of two heavyweight titans and it appears that Ngannou would prefer that rather than face “Iron” Mike Tyson.
“I don’t want to fight Mike Tyson but I would like to fight another heavyweight boxer like Tyson Fury.” Ngannou said.
Overall, the world is in the hands of Francis Ngannou after his last five knockout performances. With all his victories through punches, the power is undeniable and for the most part the opponent has to be completely out of the way so that his conscience does not part. Sure, a showdown with Fury would be a fight of great magnitude but it would also give Ngannou a tough test on his feet against an opponent who is no smaller than him with excellent mobility.
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