Two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has issued a challenge to former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
The English boxer feels giddy about facing the “baddest man on the planet” with some hybrid fighting features.
“Francis Ngannou, I know you’re out of contract with the UFC,” Fury told SecondsOut Boxing on Saturday.
“You want to earn some big boy money? Come and see ‘The Gypsy King’ and let’s do a big, big fight for the baddest MF on the planet.
“Let’s kick it up, spicy, in a cage, four-ounce gloves, under Queensberry, and let’s have a badass referee like ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson. Oh, did I just sell that to the world?’”
A couple of days after his UFC departure, Ngannou said that boxing is likely his next venture and talked about Fury as an opponent sitting on top of his list of potential opponents.
Both the heavyweights urged for a fight in April initially, when Fury called Ngannou to the ring after his win over Dillian Whyte. At that time, the French boxer was still contracted to UFC, which eliminated any chances of a potential business pursuit of the fight.
As his contract has expired, Ngannou is free to sign for anyone he wants. On the other hand, Fury is expected to lock horns against Oleksandr Usyk in a heavyweight showdown.