World heavyweight champion Fury has announced his retirement from boxing after his sixth-round defeat to Dillian Whyte, but minutes later he called up UFC champion Ngganou. Tyson Fury backed out of his retirement announcement in a matter of minutes by calling on UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
The Cameroonian striker left home in Las Vegas for Wembley Stadium to watch Fury bring Dillian Whyte out of London tonight. And when American broadcaster ESPN put Nggannou in the ring, he and Fury seemed to agree in a fight.
In an interview with BT Sport, which took place minutes ago, Fury reaffirmed his long-standing plan to retire after losing and defending his heavyweight title twice. But he looks set to fight tough UFC champion Nggannou, who has months to go before his UFC contract expires.
“This is going to be a very special fight,” Fury told ESPN in the ring after his win. “It’s going to be something unprecedented in the history of our sport. Not to mention two 140lbb boys, I’m 270lb, he’s 270lb. It’s going to be an explosive battle if it happens.”
“I’m a heavyweight boxing champion, a UFC heavyweight champion, he’s in good shape, look at the muscles in him,” continued Fury. Ngannou added: “We will find out who the worst man in the world is,” Fury replied, “the good man Francis”.
Ngannou suffered a knee injury, but vowed to return to hybrid-rules with two wearing 4oz gloves and competing under boxing rules.
“It’s going to be an hybrid fight with different type of rules, MMA gloves but in the ring,” Ngannou explained. “We’ll mix it up and do it a little different.”
Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou might have a hybrid-rules bout
Fury had a few moments ago to put on his gloves, telling BT Sport: “I promised my dear wife Paris for 14 years that after the Wilder 3 war, it will be so.
“I meant it, we had a war, it was a great trilogy and I meant that. But I got offered to fight at Wembley at home and I believe I owed it to the fans, every person in the United Kingdom to come here and fight at Wembley. Now that it’s all done, I think this is it, this might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King. What a way to go out, a big thank you to the United Kingdom!”
Ngannou recently defeated Ciryl Gane in the final battle of his UFC contract, earning only $ 600,000 for defending his first heavyweight world title. At the time, Fury made an astonishing $ 29.5million tonight to face Whyte, and could make another big payday tournament with Nggannou.
The two have been twisting on social media for months before their dream war, and they seem to have agreed to separate.