KEY POINTS

  • UFC's Francis Ngannou is teased to a boxing match against Tyson Fury
  • Fury takes a swipe at Ngannou on social media
  • Fury is favored to win over Ngannou in a boxing match

Francis Ngannou recently cemented himself as a superstar in the world of combat sports after knocking out Stipe Miocic to become the new UFC heavyweight champion. 

Ngannou needed just just a little over a round to demolish Miocic in their rematch at UFC 260 in March and add arguably the best heavyweight that the UFC has ever seen on his list of victims. 

While Ngannou has a number of challengers in the UFC’s heavyweight division waiting for a shot at gold, it looks like the hard-hitting Cameroonian is looking at potentially stepping into the boxing ring and testing himself against the sport’s best. 

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Tyson Fury, the reigning WBC and lineal heavyweight champion, took to social media to throw a little jab at fellow division titleholder Anthony Joshua, as well as Ngannou. 

With his confidence at an all-time high these days, Ngannou responded with a chilling warning, referencing that Fury was actually bloodied by a lesser-known Otto Wallin. 


How Would Francis Ngannou Vs. Tyson Fury Play Out?

Deontay Wilder (left) says he is keeping trainer Mark Breland in his corner as he targets a rematch with Tyson Fury Deontay Wilder (left) says he is keeping trainer Mark Breland in his corner as he targets a rematch with Tyson Fury Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AL BELLO

If a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter faced a boxer in a boxing match, the general consensus would be that the boxer would dominate the former, with the argument being that it is a whole different sport and level. 

If that is the case, would a Ngannou vs. Fury fight be in the Englishman’s favor? 

The easy answer would be yes. Fury is one of the most technically-gifted boxers on the planet, let alone the heavyweight division.

Fury moves like a man who is weight classes lighter and has one of the toughest chins and a huge gas tank. 

If Fury danced around Ngannou and then stopped him midway through the fight, nobody would be surprised. 

On the opposite end of the spectrum, nobody would be surprised if Ngannou were to be able to knock Fury out as well. 

Ngannou has proven that his hands can put anyone to sleep, and if he can touch Fury hard enough, it’s possible that “The Gypsy King” goes down.

Plus, Ngannou is no stranger to boxing, having travelled from Africa to Europe to master the "Sweet Science" in the first place. 

Still, while Ngannou does have a puncher's chance, smart money would be on Fury.