Tyson Fury claims he would knockout Francis Ngannou ‘in seconds’ if they had an MMA fight
- Tyson Fury spoke ahead of his press conference with MMA star Francis Ngannou
- The Gypsy King suggested he would win if the pair fought inside the cage
- LIVE: Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for all the updates from Fury vs Ngannou
Tyson Fury has suggested that he would knockout Francis Ngannou ‘in seconds’ if the combat stars were to have a mixed martial arts bout.
The WBC heavyweight champion was speaking ahead of the press conference for his crossover boxing bout with Ngannou – who will make his debut in the sport against the Gypsy King.
With Ngannou’s impressive power, which he’s displayed throughout his career, there are hopes that the Cameroonian can deliver a shock defeat to his counterpart.
However, despite this, Fury remained confident over the fight and even suggested he would ‘beat him for sure’ if the duo were to fight inside a cage.
He told TNT Sports: ‘I’d like to fight Ngannou in the cage, I think I can beat him for sure. He’s not a good wrestler, he’s known for striking and I’m a better striker than him. In little gloves, I’d knock him out in seconds.
Tyson Fury was in high spirits ahead of the press conference for his fight with Francis Ngannou
Mixed martial arts star Francis Ngannou will make his boxing debut against the Gypsy King
The two combat stars will share the boxing ring on October 28th in a bout that is being described as the ‘Battle of the Baddest’.
Fury went on to suggest: ‘I’d fight Jon Jones also in the cage, if the money was right.’
UFC heavyweight champion Jones has been tipped to share the stage with Fury, after the two went head-to-head on social media after comments were made by UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
Fury objected to Rogan’s suggestions that he would have ‘no chance in hell’ against Jones in a street fight and then took to social media to blast Rogan in an expletive-laden rant and insisted that he would win that fight against Jones.
However, in May, Fury took to his Instagram page to clarify his thoughts on the matter.
He wrote: ‘If you guys want to fight me it’s got to be under boxing rules. I don’t roll round the floor, I stand up and punch.’
It seems that Fury has since U-turned on that stance and would welcome a fight with the UFC champion inside the cage.
Fury has been tipped to fight UFC star Jon Jones – whether in the boxing ring or the cage
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