Zhilei Zhang on missed fight with Francis Ngannou: I was ready, but Ngannou declined

"I believe everyone is busy with their schedule"

by Sead Dedovic
Zhilei Zhang on missed fight with Francis Ngannou: I was ready, but Ngannou declined
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Zhilei Zhang claimed that he was supposed to have a match with Francis Ngannou on December 23 in Saudi Arabia. Interestingly, Zhang was ready for such an option and it seemed like a great thing to him. However, Ngannou had other plans in the game.

"There were originally talks to have me fight Ngannou [on December 23] and I was like, 'Okay, it's a walk in the park for me, I'll take it.' But Ngannou didn't want to do it. And then it's what you see. The big names started to come in like Joshua filling the card.

And that's what happened," Zhang told The Daily Mail, as quoted by boxingscene.com! Zhang is currently considering the best options on the market. The best have already chosen their opponents, so Zhang must be patient. At the moment, there is no boxer he fears.

He is ready to face anyone. Zhilei wants to prove his power to the world! "I believe everyone is busy with their schedule but I'm someone that whoever you put in front of me, I'll fight. It's up to [my] team," Zhang continued.

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The Chinese boxer caused huge interest with his statements. 2024 could be a great year for him considering that there are certain plans that he did not want to reveal many details about. Something big is coming!

"I think it's coming [big fight in China] in 2024, people will see something like that. People behind the scenes are working very hard, every day trying to push this and I believe in 2024 we will see a high level world title fight.

Everyone is invited. I have a strong feeling that something big is coming and I want everyone to stay tuned. If you're watching my fight I'm not going to let you down."

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