Tyson Fury Threatens to “Roast” UFC’s Francis Ngannou After “Smashing” Anthony Joshua

Published 04/13/2021, 1:37 PM EDT
BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Francis Ngannou looks on between rounds against Stipe Miocic in their Heavyweight Championship fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)


The UFC heavyweight division might be in for a new surprise entry as Tyson Fury has just called out Francis Ngannou on his Instagram story. However, it’s more likely that the fight would take place inside a boxing ring rather than the octagon.

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He uploaded Mike Tyson’s post on his story with the caption, “Mike Tyson after I smash Anthony Joshua, I’ll roast that guy also. Francis Ngannou.

Mike Tyson’s original post was a photo of him holdings hands with Ngannou. Tyson also added an “easy work” on Ngannou for good measure.

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This would make headlines around the world. Currently, it is widely believed that Anthony Joshua will be Fury’s next opponent. They have signed a 2-fight deal, but a lot of factors are yet to be agreed upon. In fact, neither the venue nor the date has been finalized yet.

This will be a title unification bout as Fury is the WBC champion. On the other hand, Joshua holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles. If Fury does win this fight, he’ll have a claim to be the greatest heavyweight in the history of the sport.

Additionally, a fight between the UFC heavyweight champion and the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO title-holder has never happened before. This fight might even break the record for the pay-per-view numbers, and boxing is having a problem with those recently.

Francis Ngannou and his rise to the top of the UFC heavyweight division

The Cameroonian won the heavyweight belt when he beat the champion Stipe Miocic via knockout in the 2nd round of their title fight.

It was their second meeting after Miocic dominated Ngannou in their initial bout. However, Ngannou learned from that fight and went on a 4-fight winning streak before he fought for the title.

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BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: (R-L) Stipe Miocic punches Francis Ngannou of Cameroon in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ngannou’s two consecutive losses (the second one coming against Derrick Lewis in a snoozefest) helped him become a mature fighter and calmed him down.

He looks unbeatable in MMA, and maybe he’ll be a similar force in boxing. No matter what happens, the fans would love to see it. Do you think anyone in the UFC can beat Francis Ngannou?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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