(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou have teased a heavyweight mega-fight after the UFC champion responded to the Gypsy King’s claim that he would be ‘easy work’ after he beats Anthony Joshua.
Ngannou was crowned heavyweight champion last month after avenging his 2018 defeat to Stipe Miocic in Las Vegas, completing a remarkable journey from the sand mines of Cameroon to the UFC summit.
The 34-year-old’s primary ambition was to become a professional boxer, and he told Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin’ podcast that he still has a desire to compete in the ring and called out the Gypsy King for a money-spinning showdown.
‘I don’t want to fight Mike Tyson but I would like to fight another heavyweight boxer such as Tyson Fury,’ Ngannou said.
‘Absolutely. I’m open to that. Remember boxing was my primary dream and I still have the fire, the dream inside me and I believe at some point, I’m gonna make a step.’
Fury, 32, responded to Ngannou’s comments on social media, tweeting an image of the knockout artist alongside Tyson with the caption: ‘.@MikeTyson after I smash @anthonyjoshua I’ll roast that guy also.
‘@francis_ngannou easy work.’