John Fury has spoken out about the possibility of son Tyson facing former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a boxing ring – and claims the Cameroonian would be a more dangerous fight than Oleksandr Usyk.
News broke last week that Ngannou would be parting ways with the UFC due to unresolvable disputes over earnings and health insurance, sparking speculation he could be about to gatecrash the boxing world.
And the Fury family father explained to Talksport that he believes ‘The Predator’s size and power make him a more worrying proposition than unified world champion Usyk.
“Tyson wants competition, he wants action and Francis Ngannou’s the man. If they could get something on, it’d be very interesting.”
“He’s a bigger threat than Usyk, I’d rather Tyson box Usyk than Ngannou. You know what you’ll get with Usyk; conventional boxing, ping ping ping, running around the ring with no real dangerous.”
“With those other bigger guys, it’s a different ball game. They bring another force to that ring, a force of power. And what does power do? Destroys.”
Although Fury vs Ngannou would be a huge fight commercially, boxing fans across the globe will hope a legacy defining undisputed clash with Usyk is next for ‘The Gypsy King.’
Talks for the pair to lock horns in April were said to be progressing well, although promoter Bob Arum recently revealed there had been a slight stall regarding the fighters’ respective purses.
Usyk has reportedly agreed a deal with representatives from Saudi Arabia who are seeking to stage the event, however Fury is yet to do the same, with talks still said to be ongoing.