(Photo : Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Francis Ngannou punches Tyson Fury in the course of the Heavyweight struggle between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou at Boulevard Hall.
Francis Ngannou needs one other crack at Tyson Fury, though which will take a while for the reason that Gypsy King is scheduled to face Oleksandr Usyk subsequent. However, the previous 37-year-old fight sports activities famous person doesn’t thoughts.
The Fury-Ngannou struggle, billed “Battle of the Baddest,” occurred on October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Although Ngannou was in a position to knock Fury within the third spherical, the boxing champion received by way of break up determination, the Guardian reported.
The former UFC heavyweight champion was not content material with the choice, so the will to have a rematch is comprehensible. However, it might take some time to rearrange for the reason that Fury vs. Usyk match was moved from December to February.
“I would be willing to wait [for Fury to fight Usyk]. I know that they are going to fight; they had a contract already, so they are going to fight sometime in February instead of December 23, which is my fault,” Ngannou stated when he spoke with Michael Babcock on TMZ Sports.
Hence, Ngannou can solely begin pondering of a possible Tyson Fury struggle by mid-2024 on the earliest.
With Fury busy making ready in opposition to Usyk, the place does this depart Ngannou?
Ngannou isn’t concerned with different boxers
An simple strategy to hold him in form and hone his boxing abilities is to face different boxers. The names of Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker have floated, though getting again within the boxing ring is a bit difficult.
“First of all, it’s too soon. Secondly, my focus, as boxing is concerned, is a rematch with Tyson. That’s the most important thing for me right now, everything else for boxing comes after,” Ngannou defined.
The actuality is that Ngannou stays beneath contract with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), which difficult issues somewhat bit. As of this writing, there stays no phrase on what’s deliberate for “The Predator.”
Hence, for now, Ngannou will possible proceed coaching and bettering his boxing abilities as he awaits his subsequent boxing task.
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