Ngannou’s split with the UFC sent shockwaves around combat sports and continues to do so this week. He and the UFC brass couldn’t come to terms on a new contract before a targeted fight with Jon Jones.
As Ngannou enjoys the luxury of the freedom that comes with his release, he remains steadfast in making his boxing dream a reality. He’s hinted at a move to boxing for years, and his emergence in combat sports began with a love of the ‘sweet science’.
Ngannou, who was linked to a potential crossover fight with Tyson Fury throughout the past two years, now has the opportunity to negotiate a move to the ring. It’s uncertain if a fight with Fury will be a standard boxing match or will include a special ruleset.
Ngannou feels Fury, and another boxing star, are two of his most desirable opponent choices in the ring.
Francis Ngannou Targets Fights With Tyson Fury & Anthony Joshua
Ngannou said he’s intent on making the Fury fight come to fruition.
Ngannou’s team is supremely confident in the former UFC champion’s chances against Fury. After a brief retirement, Fury returned last month, earning a win over Derek Chisora.
Joshua last fought against Oleksandr Usyk last August, losing via a split decision. He’s lost three of his last five fights.
A move to boxing will give Ngannou a new look at negotiating fights. A hiccup that boxing has had for years, arguably, is the fact that some of the biggest hypothetical fights never get made.
Ngannou not only wants to make a move to boxing but do so against the best.
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