πŸ₯Š Francis Ngannou picks three boxing opponents he wants to face next

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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.

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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 β€˜The Gypsy King’.

β€œI 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: β€œThe 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.

β€œMy team said that they received a text message from Eddie Hearn and I think that’s all.”

Who would you like Ngannou to face next? Let us know in the comments.

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3 Comments

  1. Is the rematch with Tyson Fury includes the tittle?
    Francis deserves to get a tittle shot and i want him to have the WBC belt soon.
    He will get it

  2. Common sense tells you that there won’t be any rematch with Tyson Fury. The guy’s dreaming. If Tyson Fury wins the titles in February then he will have to face the mandatory challengers and, if he loses, then why, with all that money, would he bother fighting again? Instead of queue jumping, Ngannou, like the rest of the boxers out there, needs to earn his right to fight for any of the titles by showing that he can beat those in the Top Ten. All he has shown so far is that he can survive in the ring with an overweight guy who looked to me as those he had hardly bothered training for the fight as he thought that he could just turn up and didn’t have to take the match seriously. I think someone like the journeyman Chisora would be ideal as it would really show us what, if anything, this guy has got.

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