Ngannou Vs. Wilder Talks Begin; WBC Prez Feels Ngannou Should Get Top 10 Ranking

Malik Scott has confirmed that Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou are in discussions for a boxing bout. 

Ngannou’s stock has risen following his performance against Tyson Fury, despite coming out second best in a split-decision defeat. The consensus among the boxing community was that Ngannou had been unlucky not to get the win. After all, the MMA fighter had dropped Fury in the third round before going to the distance in a ten-rounder on his boxing debut. Prior to the Fury fight being agreed, however, Ngannou was reportedly in talks with Wilder to have a fight in boxing and MMA. And now it appears that those discussions have started once again. 

“We’re already in communications about it. He’s an option now, and we’re going to see where things go. Yeah, absolutely. Me personally, I believe he’s willing to do good business. I talked to Deontay about it. I believe he’s right there to be hit by Deontay.

“He’s mature and poised, and for a guy with no professional fights as a boxer, he’s still big and strong. In my opinion, he’s very dangerous. He’s a high-risk fight for anybody. I believe him being that big, it puts him in line to be hit by Deontay with a bomb. We’ll write it up to get him out of there if the opportunity comes,” Scott stated

Nevertheless, Ngannou is likely to have many suitors moving forward. Eddie Hearn confirmed that a fight between Ngannou and Anthony Joshua is also something he would be open to. Meanwhile, there is always the prospect that Ngannou and Fury run things back, given the controversy surrounding the results.

And that has left Ngannou with plenty of options looking ahead, given that the fighter is expected to be ranked by the WBC.  Ngannou’s trainer, Dewey Cooper, revealed that WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman had expressed his intention to do so, which will open up more doors for the former UFC heavyweight champion.

“Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the WBC, said he’s going to rank him in the top 10 because he’s better than most of the heavyweights in the top 10. He said that in the ring,” Cooper said


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