The recent face-off between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia has left the sporting world abuzz with anticipation.
Ngannou is primarily known for his dominance in the MMA realm. But he recently ventured into the boxing ring for the first time against Fury.
Meanwhile, the match was the only thing standing in the way of Tyson Fury’s championship defense against Oleksandr Usyk on December 23rd.
The unexpected turn of events occurred as Francis Ngannou marked his boxing debut by flooring and inflicting a severe cut on Tyson Fury. Despite this, the PFL sensation encountered a split-decision loss. Nonetheless, Ngannou’s compelling performance prompted him to call for an immediate rematch.
While the rematch will not take place right away, Frank Warren thinks it will take place in the future. During a recent interview on The MMA Hour, the promoter was questioned about Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou 2. He suggested that it is most likely to happen in 2024.
Warren conveyed his optimism, stating: “I think there’s a good chance of that happening, I really do. That I don’t know, [if the rematch will be next for both men.] That is too far forward. But let’s get the big one out of the way, and see where we go.”
Continuing his deliberation, Warren reiterated Tyson Fury’s expressed desire for a rematch and Ngannou’s keenness for the showdown. Warren affirmed: “Tyson told me he wants the rematch, and I know Ngannou wants it… He’s a nice guy by the way. A really nice guy, a good team around him, and I’m quite sure we’ll do it again.”
The sporting world eagerly anticipates the inevitable rematch between these titans of combat sports. The collision of Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou in the boxing ring once again promises an electrifying spectacle for fans worldwide.