WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has expressed new curiosity in dealing with former UFC world champion Francis Ngannou.
Final yr, Ngannou – the newest fighter to carry the UFC’s heavyweight title – was angling for a boxing match with Fury.
The harmful puncher was ringside final April at Wembley Stadium in London, to observe Fury rating a knockout victory over Dillian Whyte.
After the battle, Fury and Ngannou have been facet by facet, discussing the potential of a cross-sport boxing match.
Nevertheless, UFC President Dana White threw water on the thought – brazenly rejecting the situation of Fury-Ngannou.
Final week, it was revealed that Ngannou and UFC had formally parted methods after being unable to succeed in a brand new contractual settlement.
The UFC stripped Ngannou of his title and launched him from any contractual obligations.
Fury is presently negotiating an undisputed showdown with WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
A Fury vs. Usyk showdown is prone to land on a date in April, someplace within the Center East or London.
Someplace alongside the best way, 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,” mentioned Fury to Seconds Out. “You need to earn some massive boy cash, come see the ‘Gypsy King’ and let’s do a giant, massive battle for the baddest M.F. on the planet.
“Let’s kick it up spicy in a cage, four-ounce gloves, beneath 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.