Deontay Wilder Interested In Crossover Bout With Francis Ngannou
Tyson Fury might not be the only pro boxer getting his shot at UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
Deontay Wilder recently revealed that he would also be willing to have a megafight with the Cameroonian fighter.
“It was mentioned to me before, and Al agreed,” Wilder told The Insider.
“There’s the old saying, ‘If it makes dollars, it makes sense.’ And he agreed as well… I think that would be an intriguing fight, and it would be a fight that would bring a lot of interest.”
Ahead of his fight with Robert Helenius on Saturday, Wilder has split his time between where he trains, and one of those places is at the UFC Apex. Wilder has also made appearances at Dana White’s Contender Series.
Earlier this year, before Ngannou’s match with interim champion Ciryl Gane, Ngannou expressed his interest in fighting either Fury or Wilder.
Fury got a little further in negotiations, though nothing is official. Ngannou appeared by Fury in the ring after the British knocked out Dillian Whyte in April.
Ngannou has been sidelined for a knee injury and will likely fight again in 2023.