Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou has responded to WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury's latest callout.
For the past two years, the two have hinted at a future superfight. Due to his UFC contract, "The Predator" was unable to proceed with the fight. However, the Cameroonian powerhouse had his title and contract terminated this month.
Boxing heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora were among the first to call out MMA's hardest hitter. Now, the person who defeated both of them in their fight from the previous year has expressed his desire to face Ngannou in a thrilling matchup.
In a recent interview with Seconds Out, 'The Gypsy King' stated his desire to fight 'The Predator' in a crossover match.
“You [Francis Ngannou] want to earn some big boy money? Come see the Gypsy King and let’s do a big, big fight for the baddest mother f***er on the planet. Let’s kick it up spicy, in a cage, four-ounce gloves under Queensbury [rules] and let’s have a bad*** referee like ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson. Did I just sell that to the world?”
The "Predator" made it obvious that he is still interested in the fight during a recent interview with Canal Afrique. He is still waiting for the conflict to progress beyond online callouts.
“Let me remind you that Tyson Fury and I have been warming up on social media for more than two years. Obviously, we all need this fight. It’s been long enough. Hopefully we have the possibility of dotting the is.”