The historic fight between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury that has shaken the foundations of boxing may have a second exciting chapter.
At least that’s what the former UFC heavyweight champion, who faced the world boxing champion in his first fight in the sport on October 28, wants.
That is the intention of the 37-year-old Cameroonian, who revealed to TMZ Sports that he is willing to wait until a few months after the fight between ‘The Gypsy King’ and Oleksandr Usyk, scheduled for February 2024.
“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 said smiling.
“I shouldn’t have cut him. He would’ve fought December 23, and maybe we would’ve run it back early next year,” added ‘The Predator’.
Too soon to fight Joshua
On the other hand, Anthony Joshua, through his promoter Eddie Hearn, has said he is willing to fight Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on December 28, something that does not convince the African champion.
“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,” explained ‘The Predator’, who also doesn’t value a showdown with Deontay Wilder or Joseph Parker.