WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has claimed that he is heading toward a much needed retirement. However, one person may have something to say about that. Recently, UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou said that he is hoping to get “The Gypsy King” back in the ring sometime soon.
“We both want this fight, that’s clear, and we respect each other,” Ngannou recently told The MMA Hour.
“Probably next year it will happen. I think it’s going to happen, it’s just a matter of our promotions, but we will sort this out at some point.”
Ngannou recently defeated Cyril Gane and retained his heavyweight title, but he suffered an injury while doing so. As a result, he will likely remained sidelined until his contract with Dana White and the UFC expires at the end of the year. If all goes in his favor, he would be able to participate in a boxing match with Fury and avoid a “hybrid” exhibition that has been proposed by the UFC.
“Make it a hybrid fight, something that makes it a little uncomfortable for him as a boxer,” Ngannou said.
“Ideas like MMA gloves or fighting barefoot. I don’t know, we still have to figure this out. I would say there’s a 70% chance (my next opponent) is Tyson Fury. On his side, I would say 90% against me.”