TYSON FURY has said he’s retired from boxing… but not from fighting.
And the following The Gypsy King’s brutal victory over Dillian Whyte he was Joining the ring is UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou, who said a blockbuster crossover fight was arranged between the two.
The fight will be the biggest crossover fight since Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor in the boxing ring in 2017.
But what do we know about the explosive combat so far?
When could Fury vs Ngannou take place?
Here the picture becomes clearer.
Ngannou, 35, is currently signed with the UFC – but his contract expires later this year in December.
The Predator signed a five-year deal with the organization in 2017.
And Ngannou will miss the rest of the year after that go under the knife Last month I had an ACL reconstruction and an MCL repair.
But mixed martial artist is confident there will be a fight with Fury next year BT sport: “Definitely sometime next year. 2023
“This fight will happen!”
“Because by the end of the year, to be precise [where I stand]we’ll sort it out and get settled and ready to go.”
What could the rules of battle be?
Ngannou has hinted it will be a “hybrid fight with different rules” and Fury has even said it could take place “in a cage”.
The UFC superstar hinted: “It’s going to be a hybrid fight with different rules, you know, MMA gloves in the ring. Something of a mix up. Do something a little different.”
Fury, 33, added in his post-fight press conference after defeating Whyte: “The great Francis Ngannou was here today. He’s on my hit list in an exhibition match, however he wants it. In a cage, in a boxing ring, boxing gloves, UFC gloves – we make it happen.
“I think everyone wants to see it. He’s a monster of a guy, I’m a monster of a guy, so it’s gonna be a clash of titans for sure.
And Fury’s American promoter Bob Arum said he imagined putting the finishing touches on the fight will be easy.
He told boxing reporter Lance Pugmire: “I don’t know what this guy’s contract situation is with the UFC.
“Obviously it’s a massive fight and it should be easy as both Tyson and [Ngannou] are on ESPN.”
Where could the fight take place?
Ngannou has said he wants to bring the spectacular fight to home soil.
He said: “Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou in Africa will be the best.
“Rumble in the Jungle 2.”
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