Fury Wants Ngannou In MMA, The Gypsy King Calls Usyk A Quitter

November 15, 2023
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Tyson Fury would happily face Francis Ngannou in MMA following their boxing bout. 

The ‘Gypsy King’ will face Ngannou on October 28th, 2023, as the latter gets ready to make his boxing debut. Fury is naturally seen as the huge favorite, given that he is a seasoned boxer who is the WBC heavyweight champion of the world.

Although that may be the case, Jake Paul’s recent bout with Nate Diaz had also shown that boxers are willing to crossover into the cage.

The ‘Problem Child’ beat Diaz via a unanimous decision to then offer him $10 million for a fight in MMA. And it appears that Fury would be open to doing something similar. 

Fury On Ngannou

“I’d like to fight Ngannou in the cage, I think I could beat him, for sure. He’s not a good jiu-jitsu man, he’s not a good wrestler, he’s known for striking, and I’m a better striker than him! With the little gloves, I’d knock him out in seconds. He’s a stand-up striker, I’m a f*cking stand-up striker too. Doing a little bit of kicking and blocking. I’ll elbow him in the teeth, do all that. Did any of you guys see me training with Darren Till? Just smacking the pads, bang, bang! Elbows,” Fury

Nevertheless, the chances of this happening are slim. Just when Fury had talked about the possibility of facing Jon Jones in a cage, he backtracked after the latter was receptive to the idea. Therefore, Fury’s comments may simply be an attempt to hype up the fight. And there is no getting away from that. 

“See Jon Jones has piped up. Jon, you talk about me in the cage, I’m not a cage fighter mate. I’m a boxer, the best boxer actually. So if you wanna come into a boxing ring and fight me, be my guest, let me know, you don’t have to call anybody else, no Danas, nobody, you call me, because it’s a boxing fight and I’m the boss in this game, me. You’re a great fighter Jon, but you’re definitely no boxer that’s for sure. All the best, good luck,” Fury said 

Fury On Usyk

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury has hit out at Oleksandr Usyk following his win over Daniel Dubois

The Ukrainian maintained his unified heavyweight titles in the most controversial of circumstances by stopping Dubois in the ninth round.

However, before that played out, Usyk was put to the canvas following a body shot in the fifth. But since it was declared a low blow, Usyk took over three minutes to recover.

And since that moment Dubois never got a chance to capitalize. Although Dubois’ team have launched an appeal in order overturn the result and demand an immediate rematch, in the meantime, Fury has had a few choice words to say about it all. 

“I thought he lost [to Dubois] and he quit so he’s a little, quitting [coward].  And once you quit once you’lll always quit, just like we saw with Dubois. He quit too, so that was two quitters fighting each other. It’s tough to say somebody’s quit but Usyk quit with a body shot and rattled around the floor like a little [coward] for five minutes and the other one quit with a jab. But the truth is the truth and that’s it. I thought [Usyk] was a warrior, I thought he was a true little fighting man. But he’s clearly not, he’s just a little wussy,” Fury stated

Despite that being the case, Fury looks reluctant to face the Ukrainian. A fight for April at Wembley broke down even though Usyk accepted a 70-30 split.

And given that he was bringing three belts to the table, as opposed to Fury’s one, the failure to agree terms looked bad on the latter’s part. Therefore, this could simply be an attempt by the WBC champion to improve his current standing with the public.

After all, Fury has been accused of ducking the Ukrainian in favor of fighting Ngannou who does not have any boxing experience. So until the fight is signed, Fury’s comments appear out of place. 

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