WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has expressed new curiosity in dealing with former UFC world champion Francis Ngannou.
Final yr, Ngannou – the latest fighter to carry the UFC’s heavyweight title – was angling for a boxing match with Fury.
The damaging puncher was ringside final April at Wembley Stadium in London, to observe Fury rating a knockout victory over Dillian Whyte.
After the combat, Fury and Ngannou have been aspect by aspect, discussing the potential for a cross-sport boxing match.
Nonetheless, UFC President Dana White threw water on the concept – brazenly rejecting the situation of Fury-Ngannou.
Final week, it was revealed that Ngannou and UFC had formally parted methods after being unable to achieve a brand new contractual settlement.
The UFC stripped Ngannou of his title and launched him from any contractual obligations.
Fury is at the moment negotiating an undisputed showdown with WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
A Fury vs. Usyk showdown is more likely to land on a date in April, someplace within the Center East or London.
Someplace alongside the way in which, Fury is open to the thought of dealing with Ngannou – and he has some fascinating stipulations.
“Francis Ngannou, I do know you’re out contract with the UFC,” stated Fury to Seconds Out. “You wish to earn some large boy cash, come see the ‘Gypsy King’ and let’s do an enormous, large combat for the baddest M.F. on the planet.
“Let’s kick it up spicy in a cage, four-ounce gloves, underneath Queensbury, and let’s have a badass referee like “Iron” Mike Tyson.”
Ngannou is hoping to return on a date in July, doubtlessly in a boxing match.