“I Can Make Some Damage”- UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou Calls Out Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder 

Published 12/31/2021, 9:48 AM EST


On August 26th, 2017, former UFC double division champ, Conor McGregor clashed against five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. The best talent from MMA went up against the best talent in boxing. Although McGregor lost the bout at the very end, the fight was a pioneering event in combat sports history.

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The current UFC heavyweight champion of the world, Francis Ngannou, seems to take inspiration from this. The 35-year-old French has shown interest in sharing rings with full-fledged boxers. In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Ngannou revealed his plans to fight big names of the boxing world.

Francis shared his love for the sport and talked about his boxing goals. He stated, “He has always been down the line, you know. This is something that I’m not taking my eyes off it, you know.” The UFC champ also shared, “I can’t see myself how to retire without boxing.”

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‘The Predator‘ further announced his picks for a possible boxing match. He said, “Yes, all of them. Guys of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder. I would like to test myself to their level, you know.” Ngannou further claimed that the sport may be different, but he is still the champ.

He added,” At the end of the day, it’s just about like throwing hands you know throwing punches having a good delivery system to produce bombs and I’m sure that if I deliver my own punches pretty good I can make some damage.”

Previous back and forth between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury

The two fighters have already had some verbal interactions on Twitter. Previously, Tyson called out Francis and other UFC fighters for a fight to claim his ‘Gypsy King’ money. He announced to fight anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

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Although the French fighter accepted his challenge but put Tyson on a waiting list. Ngannou shared his mutual interest in fighting Fury, but only after he takes care of Jon Jones.

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As of now, nothing is confirmed, but this money fight seems to be on the table for an event in the next year.

Do you think Francis Ngannou will ever fight Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder inside the ring? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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