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Tyson Fury has told Francis Ngannou he would knock him out after the UFC champ appeared to agree to a fight.
Earlier today, Fury shared a photo of himself alongside heavyweight champion Ngannou asking: “Who would like to see me fight this beast boxing rules @ufc gloves?”
Fury tagged both UFC boss Dana White and Ngannou in the tweet.
In response to the tweet, Ngannou turned it around and replied: “How about MMA rules with boxing gloves? I can do you that favor.”
Fury then replied: “You want to come in to my world calling me & wilder out to a boxing match. what i can guarantee you would be knocked out & also paid your highest purse to be so! so have a think [sic].”
Ngannou is yet to respond to the offer, but it’s fair to say MMA and boxing fans will be watching closely to see how this plays out.
you want to come in to my world calling me & wilder out to a boxing match. what i can guarantee you would be knocked out & also paid your highest purse to be so! so have a think 🤔 https://t.co/JtOgcydYCJ— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) January 6, 2022
Last year, Fury’s dad John revealed his son could do ‘big things’ in the world of MMA.
Speaking to JOE about the chance of him fighting in a cage anytime soon, he said: “With the right training, he does very well.
“I’ve seen him excel in different sports, wrestling. I’ve got some sort of an idea what Tyson was from that. And he likes to get involved, Tyson, and I know what he’s like from being a kid.
"He can use more than his hands, believe it or not. And he’s quick and light on his feet. And his balance is good. And I do believe if a top MMA trainer took him on, he could do big things with him. Ask Darren Till, he’s done the work with him.”
He added: “I think the rougher it gets for Tyson the better he likes it. It brings what we call something different to his job, doesn’t it? It gives him more goals to achieve and more things to look at and address.
“And I think that’s what Tyson wants. And when he does finally retire from boxing, he’ll probably go to that and probably come back to boxing, whatever he does. But he will engage on that, you’ll see.”