Francis Ngannou is a man with options as he looks towards another fight with the elite heavyweights.
The MMA star made a very impressive professional boxing debut against Tyson Fury in October and very nearly won the fight only being defeated by a split-decision.
In a recent interview on Brian Custer’s The Last Stand podcast, Ngannou claimed that talks had taken place with three major names in the heavyweight division, with veteran Derek Chisora first but he is more likely to rematch ‘The Gypsy King’.
“I prefer to fight only the top fighters. Why did I fight Tyson Fury? Because he is the top of the game, I wanted to get in there at the top and I want the best. I want the big fights, the big show, I want everything big. At the end of the day, it is a sport, we do what we have to do”, said Ngannou.
He then mentioned a bout with Deontay Wilder but under mixed rules of boxing and MMA.
He said: “The conversation of a mixed-rules fight with Deontay Wilder [in the PFL] is true, because even before this fight [with Tyson Fury], we have been having discussions.”
The former UFC heavyweight champion then revealed Anthony Joshua’s promoter had been in touch.
“My team said that they received a text message from Eddie Hearn and I think that’s all.”
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