Ngannou Could Face Chisora In Saudi – Says Eddie Hearn

Eddie Hearn has talked up the potential for a crossover fight between Francis Ngannou and Derek Chisora in Saudi Arabia.

Ngannou has made no secret that he is looking to enter into the sport of boxing, as shown by his recent fight deal with the PFL.

As part of that agreement, Ngannou will make his debut with the organization in 2024, with an option for a boxing fight this year.

He had been linked with major names such as Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

While that may have been the case, the interest has died down as those three heavyweights continue to be linked with mega fights against each other in Saudi Arabia.

And yet, Ngannou may end up joining the bill against Chisora as part of the undercard for Joshua-Wilder.

Chisora has been involved with Skills Challenge, as he was on hand to promote the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight in Saudi Arabia.

The fight would make sense for both since Chisora is not getting any younger at the age of 39, leaving the door open for one last payday.

Meanwhile, Ngannou’s desire for a one-off fight would be fulfilled against an opponent who is no longer at the top of the division.

With that being said, this is what Hearn had to say.

“There are rumors for a third fight that night in December, which could be Ngannou against Chisora. I think that’s what they [the Saudis] want,” Hearn

 

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