UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou is ready to step inside the boxing ring. The Cameroonian newly broke the news from his social media handle, sending fans into a frenzy.
However, it will not be an orthodox boxing contest against any of the prominent boxers. Instead, Ngannou will lace up the gloves for a charity event under his own foundation.
Francis Ngannou looking to enter the squared circle
‘The Predator’ posted a couple of pictures from his social media handles, announcing his exhibition fight against ESSOME NZIMA Jean Delor, popularly known as Hoga.
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My next opponent will be in the boxing ring for a great cause 🥊🇨🇲 Cameroonian comedian “Hoga” has challenged me to a charity match to benefit the Francis Ngannou Foundation. Any donation helps us to support the Foundation that provide refuge for the youth to forget their everyday challenges. Link is in my bio
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Hoga is a Cameroonian comedian and quite a familiar face to the global audience. That said, he has expressed a desire to go toe to toe against one of the most lethal heavyweights in the biz. to square off against ‘The Predator’ for charity.
A bold move, especially for an unprofessional fighter.
The fight is slated to take place on August 29, and it will be premiered live from Ngannou’s YouTube channel. While fans are thrilled to witness Ngannou inside the squared circle, the ‘Predator’ has billed it to be an event for a noble cause.
The entirety of the proceeds from the fight will be directed towards the Francis Ngannou Foundation. As per Ngannou, the earnings will aid refuge for the youth to get over their everyday challenges.
In the post’s caption, Ngannou wrote, “My next opponent will be in the boxing ring for a great cause”
“Cameroonian comedian “Hoga” has challenged me to a charity match to benefit the Francis Ngannou Foundation. Any donation helps us to support the Foundation that provide refuge for the youth to forget their everyday challenges.”
No wonder Francis ‘The Predator’ Ngannou has had always been a role model for the masses. Although he is a globally acclaimed fighter now, Ngannou hasn’t forgotten his roots.
‘The Predator’ and the boxing world
This is not the first time that the 33-year-old Cameroonian powerhouse has expressed an interest in stepping into the squared circle. In fact, he was rumored to take on the former WBC Interim heavyweight champion, Dillian Whyte.
While the potential matchup featured on the headlines for a few weeks, it eventually died down. However, this fight gives Ngannou another opportunity to lace up the 10oz gloves, just for a different cause and against a different man.
After the charity contest, he is expected to return to the UFC, to take a shot at the heavyweight title in a rematch against Stipe Miocic.
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