It didn’t take long for Francis Ngannou to accept the January 22 invitation from Tyson Fury at the SecondsOut microphone. In an interview with Canal + Afrique, the Cameroonian MMA star, who had just been released from his UFC contract, responded favorably to the British boxer’s request.
Anything but a surprise, as this fight has been in the air for months now. Fury offered to organize this highly profitable duel for two in a cage, in MMA gloves and according to the rules of English boxing.
The Briton even wants to offer the role of referee to Mike Tyson. “The next step could be like this, but again, everything needs to be finalized,” explains Ngannou. I remind you that it has been more than two years since Tyson Fury and I warmed up on social networks. »
“Obviously, we all need this struggle,” continues the former homeless man, who has always dreamed of a career in noble art. It was long enough. Today we have the opportunity to dot the i’s. »
Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, was scheduled to fight Oleksandr Usyk, the holder of three other belts in the heavyweight category. “If a contract is not signed with Usyk for the fight of the century in boxing, then we will fight Ngannou,” the Briton promised in recent days. Whether it’s Las Vegas or Wembley, who knows. »
Source: Le Parisien
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