Francis Ngannou is riding on an all-time high after winning the UFC heavyweight title. The Predator has often asserted that he started his combat sports career with the goal of becoming a world champion. Now as UFC heavyweight champion, he’s gained Tyson Fury’s attention.
The Predator received his first shot at the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 220. This fight witnessed Francis Ngannou challenge then-UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for the title. Ngannou lost this fight via unanimous decision. Their rematch transpired at UFC 260 and saw Francis Ngannou defeat Miocic via second-round KO.
Prior to UFC 260, everyone thought that Jon Jones would be making his heavyweight division debut in a world title fight. It was said that Jones will fight the winner of the UFC 260 matchup between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. Nevertheless, a dispute between Jon Jones and the UFC over how much he ought to get paid for accepting the fight has led to speculation that the Ngannou vs. Jones matchup might be off the table.
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) April 29, 2021
With Tyson Fury atop the throne as arguably the best heavyweight boxer in the world, it would only make sense for the best to square off. Fury took to twitter to share his thoughts on the potential matchup between them.
He said, “This is a message to Francis Ngannou and the UFC guys. You lot, if you want some of this ‘Gypsy King’ money, you know where to come and find it. You want some of this ‘Gypsy King’ power? I’ll give it ya. Any time, any place, anywhere, seven days a week and twice on a Sunday, you big ugly dosser.”
When it comes to boxing super fights that don’t involve crossover athletes, the community now hopes that a Fury vs Anthony Joshua bout can come to fruition.
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