The UFC’s newly crowned heavyweight champion of the world, Francis Ngannou, has hinted that he could be set for a future super-showdown with either of boxing’s Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua.
Having beaten former champion Stipe Miocic to claim the heavyweight gold last month, Ngannou has already seen his next opponent intensely speculated.
Currently embroiled in public negotiations with former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, fans would be forgiven for begging to see both Ngannou and Jones collide before the year is out.
However, while speaking recently to ESPN, Ngannou has revealed his love for boxing and has confirmed he would one day like to exchange four ounce gloves for those of 10-ounces.
Not only does the African UFC champ want to try his hand at the art of boxing, but he has also hinted at plans to go after the winner of Fury and Joshua, who are both set to collide at some point in 2021.
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou asked about a fight with Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua: “This is in the future. I’m going to box. My main dream has always been the noble art. I deviated into MMA, which I love, but I still have to fulfil something in boxing.” [@ESPNMMA] pic.twitter.com/WF3ruW1V67
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 31, 2021
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