MMA star Francis Ngannou’s subsequent transfer is the topic of a great deal of hypothesis. Former UFC heavyweight champ Ngannou, who turned down what Dana White described as a suggestion that was so profitable it might have made the 36 12 months outdated “the highest-paid heavyweight within the historical past of the corporate,” didn’t renew his UFC contract and he’s now a free agent.
It’s in fact no secret that the man-mountain from Cameroon has for a while had it firmly in his thoughts to strive his hand at boxing, and at the moment loads of individuals are questioning if Ngannou will subsequent be seen within the boxing ring. Ngannou, who grew up watching, and idolising, former heavyweight king Mike Tyson, has stated quite a few occasions that he has each intention on the earth of taking some fights within the ring – with Ngannou verbally difficult the likes of Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
In response to stories, Ngannou is at the moment out of form, to the tune of being round 300 kilos, this while nursing a knee harm that required surgical procedure, this stopping him from coaching. However what may Ngannou do subsequent, when he’s again in prime form and able to combat?
Tony Bellew, for one, has warned Ngannou in opposition to making an attempt his hand at boxing, with the previous WBC cruiserweight champ stating in a twitter put up how Ngannou “is not going to survive within the ring.”
It’s true the percentages are in opposition to a profitable boxing profession so far as Ngannou is anxious, this because of his age and the truth that he has by no means earlier than boxed. This in fact doesn’t imply huge cash is not going to be supplied to Ngannou, for a combat with a Fury or a Wilder. Or may Ngannou take some “straightforward” bouts earlier than entering into with a big-name boxer?
Curiously, since information of his cut up from UFC got here out, a suggestion to combat in naked knuckle has come Ngannou’s approach, with BKFC president David Feldman reportedly providing him a deal value quite a few $thousands and thousands. It could be uncertain that Ngannou opts to go the naked knuckle route, however who is aware of for certain?
A lot extra provides are certain to be prolonged over the approaching days/weeks. Within the meantime, “Iron Mike” has been educating Ngannou a number of strikes, with the previous champ exhibiting Ngannou some tips on how you can combat a tall man like Fury. Fury, after he was confronted within the ring by Ngannou again in April, confirmed main curiosity within the combat.
We should wait and see what Ngannou does subsequent.