Mike Tyson has weighed in on a potential clash between Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
Ngannou recently left the organisation in a dispute over pay, and has been linked to a host of elite heavyweights in the boxing world. Most within boxing feel a matchup against the current WBC champion would be a total mismatch.
However, when asked by TMZ about Ngannou’s chances in a mega fight against Fury, the legendary Tyson refused to rule anything out.
Ngannou’s stint in the UFC proved he clearly has fight ending power, however whether he would have the mechanism to land it on as proficient a boxer as Fury is another matter.
Although Fury vs Ngannou would be a huge fight commercially, boxing fans across the globe will hope a legacy defining undisputed clash with unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk is next for ‘The Gypsy King.
After a seemingly positive start to the negotiation process, fans are starting to worry that the undisputed fight could be in jeopardy after news that Fury was unable to agree a deal with bidders from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who were interested in staging the event.
All roads now appear to lead to Wembley Stadium, where Fury broke the all time British boxing attendance record last May for his knockout victory over Dillian Whyte,
It is believed the WBC champion will fight at the famous venue on April 29, regardless of whether Usyk is the man in the opposite corner or not.
As for Ngannou, former heavyweight Deontay Wilder has come out and said a two fight deal is currently being negotiated.