Seems like Tyson Fury has not forgot about the potential super-exhibition bout between him and Francis Ngannou, but neither has Francis. Fury, the WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion, last fought when he knocked out former interim-heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte back in April, 2022, after which Fury announced his retirement from the sport, having an undefeated record of 33 wins, no losses and a draw, that to former rival Deontay Wilder.
Ngannou, currently the UFC heavyweight champion, grabbed the belt in March 2021 when he knocked out former champion Stipe Miocic. Ngannou made his first title defense back in January 2022, when he defeated the previously undefeated Ciryl Gane via unanimous decision, marking Ngannou’s first win by decision. Ngannou currently is on a back and forth with the UFC for he wants to experiment with his boxing career whilst staying active as a mixed-martial artist, and is also vouching for a better pay for himself, but the company has some stubborn grounds in terms of fight business Ngannou has to resist against.
Francis Ngannou believes he will face Tyson Fury in 2023
Right after Fury won his last professional bout against Whyte in a sold out Wembley Stadium in England, Ngannou stepped up inside the ring along with Fury in which both the fighters of their respective professional sports shared a laugh and agreed upon fighting an exhibition match sooner or later in future.
Time has passed and Fury must have randomly thought what’s up, so he posted a throwback picture of him and Ngannou together at the aforementioned Wembley Stadium, doing a little edit and posting a chicken emoji above Ngannou’s head, and wrote in the captions “Thought you wanted some smoke @francis_ngannou [chicken emoji] Lets do a propper fight! Wembley Stadium 2022 [stadium emoji]”
Ngannou didn’t take much time and wrote back to Fury “Don’t you dare think that I take my eyes out of you. You’re still my priority ! I’m coming for all the smoke [3 smoke emojis]. 2023.”
What do you make of this back and forth on Twitter for a proposed fight between Fury and Ngannou? Who do you think would win in a boxing event? Fury is an extremely smart boxer who likes to set up his strikes eventually leading to a knockout punch based on precision, whereas Ngannou’s knockouts are based on his power and might be the greatest knockout artist in UFC history.