WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has revealed his thoughts ahead of the rumoured crossover fight between former UFC figher, Francis Ngannou, and Fury’s old rival, Deontay Wilder.
Fury and Wilder shared the ring on three occasions, with a controversial draw in their first encounter, followed by Fury winning the next two clashes by knockout.
Although ‘The Bronze Bomber’ failed to win any of the three fights, the American knockout-artist still played his part in one of the greatest heavyweight trilogies in recent memory and earned the respect of boxing fans for doing so.
The two recently crossed paths once again and even hugged at the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight in Saudi Arabia.
However, it seems Fury hasn’t forgiven the 37-year-old for some scandalous cheating accusations, as he laid his cards on the table when speaking on the proposed crossover fight.
In an interview with Fight Hub TV, Fury said he hopes Ngannou can get the knockout can’t see past Wilder for the victory.
“I suppose he [Ngannou] is big enough to knock anybody out, but I just don’t think he does, because I think Wilder knocks him out first.”
“Wilder is the type of guy who is like a piece of s**t kind of guy. So, I’d like to see Ngannou chin him, knock him spark out, but I just don’t think [that] he would.
Ngannou’s move to boxing appears imminent and he has no shortage of suitors in the heavyweight division.
The likes of Derek Chisora and Dillian Whyte have joined Wilder and Fury in calling out the former UFC champion, who has sixteen first or second round stoppages in his seventeen MMA wins.