Tyson Fury Pitches Venue for His Potential Fight With Francis Ngannou

Published 01/14/2022, 11:24 PM EST
Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder (red/black trunks) is knocked out by Tyson Fury (black/gold trunks) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


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.

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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.

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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.”

Not long ago, Fury and Ngannou entered a verbal exchange on Twitter and discussed their fight possibilities under a certain set of rules.

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.

In 2017, Conor McGregor laced up the boxing gloves to battle out the elite Floyd Mayweather. Although the Irishman lost his bout, the fight between the two men was a sure-shot blockbuster.

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.

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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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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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