Francis Ngannou ready to fight Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder

Francis Ngannou shares his thoughts on fighting Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

by Aryan Lakhani
SHARE
Francis Ngannou ready to fight Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder
© Katelyn Mulcahy / Getty Images

Francis Ngannou is not done with going deeper into the world of boxing; interestingly, he has also invited his potential opponents (Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder) to enter the world of MMA. Deontay Wilder was apparently in talks with Ngannou and PFL to participate in an MMA match with mixed rules.

However, nothing concrete has been disclosed yet.

Francis Ngannou on fighting Anthony Joshua

Recently, on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, Francis Ngannou shared his thoughts on fighting Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

“Anything that he wants. Ring or octagon,” Ngannou said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “The good thing is I’m the one that can go everywhere comfortably. My comfort zone will be the octagon, but I’m going to the ring and putting them in a bad spot in the ring.

Because I have my territory [in MMA] where they cannot mess with me. If they come, they will need something like some favor, like, ‘I’ll give you this, we’ll take kicks out.’ I have to give him something.

But when we step in the ring, they don’t give me anything and I still get them in trouble”.

Ngannou on fighting Deontay Wilder in MMA

“Let’s say he’s not fighting me, he’s fighting somebody else, I look at the profile of that fighter, I put my money on Deontay.

Basically, even just as a boxer, basically now that he’s really intent on doing MMA and [he’s] training, I’d put money on him. Because he just needs to cut somebody to land a punch. It could also be a mixed rules [fight].

We were thinking of mixed rules. Because honestly it’s going to be too hard for him if it’s not mixed rules. Even before this Tyson fight, we were talking with [Deontay Wilder], He’s also willing to fight me in MMA. For real”.

Francis Ngannou Anthony Joshua Deontay Wilder
SHARE