Tyson Fury warns Francis Ngannou he ‘wouldn’t last a round’ as he demands a fight at Wembley in 2022
Tyson Fury warns Francis Ngannou he’s ‘not going for a round’ because he’s calling him a chicken and is demanding a huge fight at Wembley this year…and the UFC champ says he’s ‘coming for all the smoke’ in their heavyweight crossover
- Boxing champion Tyson Fury and UFC king Francis Ngannou clash again
- Fury showed Ngannou with a chicken on his head and said he wanted to fight him
- The Gypsy King called for the crossover scrap in 2022 at Wembley
- Fellow heavyweight Ngannou told a mocking Fury that the fight was his ‘priority’
Tyson Fury has reignited his battle of words with Francis Ngannou by warning the UFC champion that he would not last a round in a fight he wants to take place at Wembley this year.
WBC king Fury and MMA powerhouse Ngannou have repeatedly discussed an epic crossover scrap and shared a mock-up of a promotional poster featuring both fighters in January.
Ngannou had three or three fights left on his UFC contract after beating Ciryl Gane in January, but is desperate to earn a proposed reward of around £30 million by changing disciplines to box fellow heavyweight Fury.
Francis Ngannou insists he won’t sign another UFC contract without a possible Tyson Fury bout
Fury (right) publicly discussed the fight with Ngannou after taking out Dillian Whyte in April
The Cameroonian was a surprise entrant to the ring after watching Fury knock out Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley in April when the fighter known as The Gypsy King said he would be retiring but was open to exhibition fights.
Fury taunted Ngannou on Monday, tweeting a photo of the pair at Wembley with a chicken atop his potential opponent’s head.
Fury added, “I thought you wanted some smoke. Let’s have a decent fight. Wembley Stadium, 2022.”
Ngannou, who is recovering from knee surgery, replied, “Don’t you dare think I’m taking my eyes [off] yours. You are still my priority. I come for all the smoke. 2023.’
The Gypsy King claimed Ngannou was cowardly in a tweet suggesting a Wembley fight in 2022
After Ngannou warned Fury that he ‘came for all the smoke’, his rival told him to ‘bring it on’
Heavyweight MMA champ told UFC King Fury he couldn’t ‘take anything’
The 35-year-old interrupted his time in the US supporting UFC fighter Israel Adesanya ahead of Saturday’s middleweight clash with Jared Cannonier to question Fury’s abilities.
The huge puncher told Fury, ‘What do you mean when you say ‘real’ fight? Because I’m a real fighter and I can make it à la carte for you, because you can’t handle everything.’
Two-time world champion Fury told Ngannou, “Come on, big boy – you can’t last a round.”
Ngannou has made it clear that he feels he has been mistreated by the UFC, and Fury has publicly encouraged him to switch to boxing before a huge payday.
The businessmen will have been influenced by ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor’s hugely lucrative switch to boxing for an exhibition match with ring great Floyd Mayweather in 2017.
UFC president Dana White has criticized the idea of the potential fight, naming Ngannou a potential opponent for returning hall-of-famer Jon Jones.