Heavyweight Champions Tyson Fury, Francis Ngannou Want Crossover Fight Vs Each Other

It looks like anything is possible.

In this case, that anything is WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou fighting each other.

“Who would like to see me fight this beast boxing rules [UFC] gloves,” Fury wrote on Twitter, tagging Ngannou and UFC president Dana White in the tweet.

Ngannou responded a couple of hours later, also expressing interest.

“How about MMA rules with boxing gloves? I can do you that favor,” he said.

“After I handle business on Jan. 22 I’ll fight you under any special rule set you want. In a ring, an octagon or a phone booth,” he continued.

Ngannou is set to face former teammate and current interim UFC heavyweight interim champion Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in California.

The Cameroonian fighter, who is currently at a standstill with his UFC contract, said earlier this week that his next deal must having boxing in it. He explained that he doesn’t want to retire without competing with top caliber boxers, specifically either Fury or Deontay Wilder.

Fury, on the other hand, is tangled up with a mandatory title defense against WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte. There hasn’t been any further agreements for the fight.

Meanwhile, Wilder is straddling between continue boxing or retiring. He is recovering from a broken hand from his second loss to Fury in their historic trilogy fight.

UFC star Conor McGregor was able to crossover into the boxing world when he took of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in 2017. McGregor was schooled and technically knocked out.

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