“He Is in No Position to Be Calling the Shots”: Fans Go Crazy After Francis Ngannou Announces His Next Opponents

Published 01/18/2023, 8:30 AM EST

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Fans are waiting impatiently for some crucial fights in 2023. However, a recent tweet from Talk sports boxing editor, Michael Benson has elicited interest from fans, in which Benson hinted at the next venture for MMA superstar, Francis Ngannou. The tweet stated that the MMA star was going for professional boxing and was seeking heavyweight champions from the boxing world as his next opponents. e now appears to be looking to the square ring after having had a solid career in the octagon.

MMA heavyweight Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French MMA champion. Known as the ‘hardest hitting’ fighter in UFC history. However, his new statements about these two boxing giants have made fans enthusiastic. If his wish turns into reality, then it would be an everlasting experience for fans.

Francis Ngannou wants to fight these two opponents as his next


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This morning, Michael Benson posted a tweet where he hinted that Ngannou thinks Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as his target opponents. In the tweet, he wrote, “Francis Ngannou has named Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua as his two primary boxing targets now that he’s a free agent: “I don’t know where he [Fury] is at right now, but I’m going to find out. Before I couldn’t do anything concrete. Now we can. So, it’s time.” Ngannou gave more insights during a conversation with Ariel Helwani in ‘The MMA Hour’.

Ngannou recently stepped down from the UFC, and after completing his upcoming fights, he will pursue a career in professional boxing. In an interview with ‘The MMA Hour’, Ngannou opened up about the failed contract negotiations and why he passed on it. He revealed that he intended on fighting Jon Jones two times including a rematch.

After that, he wants to go for the trilogy with Stipe Miocic. When all these matches are completed, then Francis Ngannou will enter boxing with Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua. Let’s see what the fans have to say about the news.


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Nevertheless, fans can’t wait to see how UFC’s Ngannou would pair up against the likes of Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua. What do you think about Ngannou’s boxing aspirations? Let us know your opinion in the comments.

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Soumyajit Karmakar

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Soumyajit is a boxing writer at EssentiallySports, an avid fan of combat sports. He completed his graduation in Biology and developed an interest in writing from the initial days. A tech enthusiast with interest in sports, music, finance, crypto, and stocks.

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