(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Dillian Whyte has challenged Francis Ngannou to a ‘real fight’ and remains willing to face the UFC heavyweight champion in a boxing ring or an MMA cage.
Whyte has renewed his interest in a potential fight against Ngannou after regaining the WBC ‘interim’ heavyweight title with a knockout victory over Alexander Povetkin in last month’s rematch.
The UFC halted discussions between Whyte and Ngannou last year, but Brixton’s ‘Body Snatcher’ wants to strike a deal by allowing the Cameroonian to choose which combat code he wants.
“If Ngannou wants a fight tomorrow, I’ll fight him tomorrow,” Whyte boasted.
“I want to make it fair. I know some other boxers want to fight an MMA guy.
“I believe I can beat him in both styles. I can beat him in MMA and in boxing. I don’t think he’s anything special, whichever they want.
On Fury, Whyte said, “Forget Fury. He says ‘I’m a fighting man, I’ll fight you anywhere.’ You will never fight in a cage, because you’re a coward. This is MMA not WWE. You have run away from fighting me time and again in a boxing ring. You will never fight in a cage but if you want to, let’s do it.
“I’ve seen the MMA training that Fury did. It was like my son messing about in the house. My son actually throws better combinations than him in MMA.
Ngannou, who stopped Stipe Miocic to claim the UFC heavyweight crown in March, has most recently been linked with a fight against WBC champion Tyson Fury.
Whyte has proven his own striking skills on the kickboxing circuit, training alongside the likes of Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.