Francis Ngannou Responds to Deontay Wilder’s Challenge With Hilarious Jibe About His Legs

Francis Ngannou Responds to Deontay Wilder’s Challenge With Hilarious Jibe About His Legs

  • Francis Ngannou has received more than one challenge to fight from some of heavyweight boxing's elite
  • Deontay Wilder previously challenged Ngannou to a fight and the Cameroonian has now responded
  • Wilder has often been mocked for the size of his legs and Ngannou has now also commented on them

Francis Ngannou is looking forward to fighting Deontay Wilder, but he's also worried about the heavyweight fighter's legs.

Ngannou and Wilder, both former heavyweight champions, have been in talks over a fight this year following the former UFC star's release.

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Deontay Wilder is eager for a fight with Francis Ngannou and the Cameroonian fighter has responded to the challenge with a jibe about Wilder's thin legs. Image: Josh Hedges/ Mark Ralston.
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What fight does Ngannou want?

As noted by World Boxing News, Ngannou said he would be open to taking on Wilder in a boxing match, but not MMA, because he was worried about his limbs.

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“I said only boxing so he can keep his limbs. As I said, we will see if he’s a man of his word," Ngannou was quoted as saying.

Why mention his limbs?

The Bronze Bomber is famous for having some of the skinniest legs in boxing. The heavyweight has often been mocked by fans for having thin lower limbs.

Give Me Sport noted last year that fans ripped into the former champion over his legs after a video surfaced of him training.

Wilder's original plans

Wilder originally wanted to face Ngannou in either a boxing match, an MMA contest or a mix between the two. He also wanted to host the contest in Africa.

What next for Wilder

Wilder is scheduled to fight Andy Ruiz Jr to find the next mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury's title.

If Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are unable to agree on terms for a megafight this year, Wilder is more than happy to step in and take on Fury for a fourth time.

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Wilder wants Ngannou in Africa

Ngannou is a man in high demand at the moment, Sports Brief reported.

Following his release from the UFC, everyone wants a piece of the former heavyweight champion.

Wilder has now also challenged The Predator and wants the fight to take place in Africa.

Ngannou responds to Fury's challenge

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 Fury in a mixed-rules fight.

Sports Brief reported on Ngannou saying he was hopeful of a fight with The Gypsy King and of making things official.

Source: Sports Brief News