Francis Ngannou is lastly free to pursue his dream of competing within the boxing ring now that the UFC has formally introduced that ‘The Predator’ is a free agent. Ngannou has been in search of a bout with heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury for fairly a while.
Earlier this week, through the post-fight press convention for UFC Vegas 67, Dana White introduced that negotiations with Ngannou had fallen via, and that Jon Jones would return to the octagon to problem Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight throne.
The largest consider Ngannou’s contract negotiations with the UFC was that he wished the inclusion of the boxing struggle in his revised phrases. The UFC didn’t conform to the Cameroonian’s calls for.
John McCarthy and Josh Thompson reacted to the entire sequence of occasions and contemplated Francis Ngannou’s choices outdoors the UFC. McCarthy bluntly claimed that Ngannou would get outboxed by Fury within the newest episode of the WEIGHING IN podcast:
“He’ll lose. I am simply being trustworthy. I like Francis… everybody’s sitting there like, ‘He hits the toughest.’ Look, Deontay Wilder hits like a f**king truck. Fury isn’t going to have an issue. He’ll outbox Francis. It is not going to be an excellent evening for Francis.”
McCarthy added that he understands Ngannou’s relentless pursuit of a struggle in opposition to Fury since that may be the largest payday of his profession.
Catch John McCarthy’s feedback beneath (57:15):
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Francis Ngannou has been warned by Tony Bellew about pursuing his boxing ambitions
Tony Bellew, a former cruiserweight world champion, has warned Francis Ngannou in opposition to transitioning to boxing. Ngannou was stripped of the UFC heavyweight title after failing to safe a brand new contract settlement with the group.
Francis Ngannou mentioned the prospect of a boxing bout with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury final 12 months. In April 2022, he was ringside to witness Fury’s knockout victory over Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in London.
Fury and Ngannou mentioned the potential of a cross-sport boxing contest and shook palms contained in the sq. circle as they mentioned the potential bout.
Beneath a ballot created by MMA reporter Ariel Helwani to debate Ngannou’s subsequent transfer, boxer-turned-analyst Tony Bellew wrote:
“Horrible disgrace! He won’t survive in a boxing ring in opposition to anybody of any observe.. He’s the very best MMA heavyweight on the earth proper now and he wants to remain inside his self-discipline..”
Take a look at the tweet beneath: