Dillian Whyte Details Unaired Press Conference With Francis Ngannou: ‘He Was Terrified of Actually Fighting Me’

Published 04/26/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon stands in the Octagon before facing Derrick Lewis in their heavyweight fight during the UFC 226 event inside T-Mobile Arena on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


WBC Interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte has breathed life into a potential clash with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. ‘The Body Snatcher’ claimed that he intimidated Francis Ngannou when they faced off at a press conference in the past.

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Just a few weeks after his KO win over Alexander Povetkin at ‘Rumble on the Rock’ ‘The Body Snatcher’ connected with Sky Sports and revealed some insights into his interaction with ‘The Predator’.

Dillian Whyte said, “I’ve already beaten him outside the ring when we recorded a head to head last year.”

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“He’s very fragile. He calls himself ‘The Predator’ but he should be called ‘The Pacifier’ because he’s a real dummy and a cry baby.”

‘The Body Snatcher,’ added. “Afterwards he ran to his boss Dana White, pleading to get it pulled. He was terrified of actually fighting me after he had a meltdown on air. Pathetic.”

Francis Ngannou’s power can be terrific and treacherous to absorb. Akin to Whyte, UFC’s heavyweight star Jairzinho Rozenstruik had aimed to vanquish the Cameroonian MMA fighter in a collision.

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In response, Ngannou knocked out ‘Bigi Boy’ in 20 seconds. Hence, Dillian Whyte needs to be prepared to back up his words.

Dillian Whyte vs Francis Ngannou- How did the matchup come up?

Following Francis Ngannou’s sensational KO over Stipe Miocic for the UFC gold at UFC 260, he attained a lot of attention from the boxing community. Furthermore, the UFC champion also expressed his desire to enter the boxing ring. It garnered several responses from the elite boxers.

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury vowed to dominate Ngannou if they ever boxed in the squared circle. However, he is scheduled to fight the unified champion, Anthony Joshua, in an undisputed clash.

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As a result, Whyte (WBC mandatory) will be free for a boxing bout, but the same can’t be said for ‘The Predator’ who may defend his belt against Derrick Lewis.

 

Do you think Dillian Whyte vs Francis Ngannou will happen? If yes, when do you see it taking place?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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