Cameroon’s Francis Ngannou Responds to Tyson Fury’s Latest Challenge

Cameroon’s Francis Ngannou Responds to Tyson Fury’s Latest Challenge

  • Francis Ngannou is considering some big fights since he was released by the UFC this year
  • Tyson Fury is desperate to face Ngannou and proposed a cage fight with Mike Tyson as ref
  • Fans believe the Cameroonian is making a mistake by agreeing to fight Fury in a cage bout

Francis Ngannou doesn't back down from any challenge, even when it comes from a heavyweight boxing champion.

The Predator, who is currently a free agent, recently opened up about the prospect of facing Tyson Fury in a mixed-rules fight.

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Francis Ngannou isn't backing down from Tyson Fury’s challenge for a mixed-rules fight but wants it to be made official. Image: Cooper Neill/ Mikey Williams.
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Ngannou wants Fury fight

As reported by The Mirror, Ngannou said he was hopeful of a fight with The Gypsy King, but that social media talk was irrelevant unless things were made official.

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"Tyson Fury and I have been warming up on social media for more than two years. Obviously, we all need this fight. It’s been long enough. Hopefully, we have the possibility of dotting the i’s," the former UFC champion said.

Fury's brazen call-out

The Cameroonian's comments about a possible fight with the British boxer come on the back of Fury's latest call-out.

The Gypsy King proposed a cage fight against Ngannou, with Mike Tyson as a guest referee.

Is Ngannou making a mistake?

Fans love the idea of a fight between the two men, but don't think Ngannou stands a chance under Fury's current terms.

Some think the former UFC star is making a mistake, while others believe the paycheck will make up for it.


"With Mike Tyson’s name on the card as well, that's 50 million plus for Ngannou and 80 million plus for Fury."


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"Everyone saying Ngannou is making a mistake is incredibly senseless. Homies going to make more money in one night than most people make in their entire lives, and with no real repercussions. If he loses so what? Literally means nothing, it’s expected. I’m so happy for him."


"I’m an MMA fan first but I don’t see any MMA fighter being able to keep up the cardio pace against a pro boxer. We even saw it with @TheNotoriousMMA."


"Ngannou making a huge mistake here but the money will be worth it."


"That I would see. Easy money for Tyson tho. But hope Francis makes in that one fight retirement money."

Fury and Ngannou's records

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Calls made for Ngannou/Fury fight

Sports Brief also reported on what the future might hold for the Cameroonian, after he was released by the UFC earlier this month.

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The Predator might be a free agent at the moment, but don't expect it to last. Many want Ngannou to fight Tyson Fury in the boxing ring.

Fans and fighters believe the time is ripe for the Cameroonian to get into it with the Gypsy King, which would surely be a blockbuster.