Fury, the WBC and lineal boxing champion, took to Twitter on Tuesday to answer Ngannou’s current feedback exhibiting – as soon as once more – curiosity in a possible bout. Ngannou advised TMZ that he’d welcome a boxing match with Fury.
“Completely,” Ngannou stated. “I’m open to that. Keep in mind: Boxing was my main dream, and I nonetheless have the hearth, the dream inside me, and I consider in some unspecified time in the future I’m gonna make a step.
“I don’t need to struggle Mike Tyson, however I want to struggle one other heavyweight boxer corresponding to Tyson Fury.”
Now, every week later, Fury saved it easy in his response to the UFC heavyweight champ.
“@Mike Tyson, after I smash Anthony Joshua, I’ll roast that man additionally. Francis Ngannou straightforward work,” Fury tweeted.
And simply an hour after Fury’s tweet, Ngannou issued a response, tweeting a photograph of Fury bleeding after his bout with Otto Wallin in September 2019 and writing, ‘If this man did this to you, what do you suppose I might do?’
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) April 13, 2021
Ngannou, who’s driving a five-fight profitable streak, is coming off a knockout of Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 the place he claimed the UFC heavyweight title. He avenged a choice loss to Miocic, having fallen brief in 2018.
The Cameroonian has but to be booked for his first title protection, however names corresponding to Jon Jones and Derrick Lewis have been linked as potential opponents. Ngannou has by no means competed professionally in boxing.
Fury is anticipated to face WBO, WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua later this 12 months.