Francis Ngannou Mocks Tyson Fury for His Lackluster Performance Against Otto Wallin

Published 04/14/2021, 5:52 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, has hit back at WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, as the duo traded jabs on Twitter. ‘The Predator’ recently said that he intends to crossover to boxing and ‘The Gypsy King’ was among his choice opponents.

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Ngannou recently went to Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin’ Podcast and a photo of him with ‘Iron’ surfaced. Fury took notice of Ngannou’s words and took to social media to warn ‘The Predator’. He promised to take care of Ngannou after he finishes with Anthony Joshua.

‘The Predator’ replied with a picture of a bloodied Fury during his fight against Otto Wallin. ‘The Gypsy King‘ suffered a nasty cut over his eye during the fight. The UFC champion wrote, “If this guy did this to you, what do you think I would do?

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Will Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou ever happen?

It remains to be seen if the two titans collide in the boxing ring. MMA stars switching to boxing has become a trend recently since Conor McGregor made the biggest switch of all time in 2017 to take on the undefeated Floyd Mayweather. Fighters like Ben Askren, Frank Mir, Anderson Silva are also due to make their boxing debuts soon.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ngannou is currently enjoying the peak of his stardom in his UFC career. He finally achieved his dream of becoming the UFC heavyweight champion after he emphatically knocked out Stipe Miocic. Meanwhile, Fury has signed a two-fight deal with AJ for the undisputed heavyweight championship.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon reacts after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Given their status as the heavyweight champions of their respective disciplines, it would be fascinating to see the monumental duo square off inside the boxing ring.

But for now, fans can only enjoy the social media back-and-forth that the duo offers. One can only hope that their confrontation takes place soon.

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What did you make of Francis Ngannou’s response to ‘The Gypsy King’? Let us know your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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