Francis Ngannou did not take long to accept the invitation launched on January 22 by Tyson Fury at the microphone of SecondsOut. Interviewed by Canal + Afrique, the Cameroonian MMA star, who has just been released from his contract with the UFC, responded favorably to the solicitation of the British boxer.
Anything but a surprise as this fight has been in the air for months. Fury offered to organize this highly profitable duel for the two men in a cage, with MMA gloves and the rules of English boxing.
The Briton even wants to offer the role of referee to Mike Tyson. “The next step could be that but once again, everything has to be finalized, explains Ngannou. I remind you that it’s been more than two years since Tyson Fury and I warmed up on social networks. »
“Obviously, we all need this fight, continues the former homeless, who has always dreamed of a career in the noble art. It’s been long enough. Today we have the possibility of putting the points on the i. »
Tyson Fury, WBC heavyweight champion, should have fought Oleksandr Usyk, holder of the other three belts in the heavyweight category. “If the contract is not signed with Usyk for the fight of the century in boxing, then we will fight Ngannou, promised the Briton in recent days. Whether it’s Las Vegas or Wembley, who knows. »