Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou are among the biggest combat sports stars on the planet. While one rules the heavyweight boxing division, the other is the UFC heavyweight champion. Over the course of time, both men have expressed their keenness to fight each other.
Recently, ‘The Gypsy King’ opened up on contesting ‘The Predator’ in a ‘clash of heavyweight titans’. Moreover, he also spilled the beans on a potential fight venue for the same.
The Clash of The Titans @francis_ngannou
Very exciting pic.twitter.com/yhfMeVIDiu
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) January 14, 2022
The WBC heavyweight champion said, “I think of the clashing of Titans, Fury vs Ngannou, I think, very excited, very excited. I think this will be an absolutely amazing fight, Las Vegas. The world would wanna see it. The clash of the heavyweight titans.”
In this exchange, the heavyweight icons couldn’t finalize a verbal deal. However, the mutual interest in fighting each other seemed clear. If this fight happens, it won’t be the first crossover match.
Francis Ngannou wants the UFC to be involved in any boxing clash between him and Tyson Fury
Francis Ngannou’s UFC contract is on the brink of conclusion. However, if the contract gets renewed, ‘The Predator‘ wants to have a boxing clause in the same.
In an interview, he said, “We’ve been having this discussion for over one year, and it seems like they were OK with it. When the UFC is involved, it’s just going to make it bigger. So yes, if I want to box, I would like the UFC to be involved.”
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If the UFC remains open for Ngannou’s boxing aspirations, fans may get to see a war between the UFC champion and the WBC champion. Even if they aren’t, it seems that this bout will go ahead no matter what.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Fury vs Ngannou clash materializes in 2022.
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