Update On The Status of Francis Ngannou

While he is waiting for a UFC Heavyweight Title shot, Francis Ngannou is doing everything he can to stay active. He is also looking to help out a good cause, something he does without any questions asked.

Ngannou is set to compete soon, but not in an octagon. The 33-year-old posted on Instagram that he will be competing in a boxing exhibition bout. He stated the following:

“My next opponent will be in the boxing ring for a great cause. Cameroonian comedian “Hoga” has challenged me to a charity match to benefit the Francis Ngannou Foundation. Any donation helps us to support the Foundation that provide refuge for the youth to forget their everyday challenges. Link is in my bio”

The Francis Ngannou Foundation is a platform to help the youth from Cameroon take positive action in their lives. Lessons from the foundation include respect and discipline.

Debuting with the UFC in 2015, Ngannou (15-3) started his run with the company on a six-fight win streak. He would lose two in a row, one of those losses to Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Title. After losing to Derrick Lewis, Ngannou would win four in a row, all via some form of knockout. His last fight was a KO win at UFC 249 against Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

Ranked first in the UFC’s heavyweight rankings, this is not the first time Ngannou has shown an interest in boxing. Ngannou wanted to try and be a boxer at 22, but was sidetracked and tried again at 26. He has since talked about entering the ring professionally.

A future opponent for him could be former interim WBC Heavyweight Champion Dillian Whyte. The two have engaged in a war of words against one another over the past few months. As of now, there is no traction on a future bout.

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