Eddie Hearn: I reached out to Francis Ngannou's team but I didn't get an answer

"I would say that probably Fury-Ngannou is almost probably agreed to post Fury-Usyk already"- Hearn said.

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Eddie Hearn: I reached out to Francis Ngannou's team but I didn't get an answer
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Eddie Hearn was interested in arranging a match between Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua. The great Ngannou showed a few weeks ago that he has boxing skills, and was surprisingly good in the match against Tyson Fury. This caused additional interest in him.

Hearn decided to contact Ngannou's team, to try to arrange a match between Joshua and Ngannou. However, there was no answer. Hearn believes that Ngannou's team is waiting for a rematch between him and Fury.

“I reached out to Francis Ngannou’s team and I said, ‘Just to let you know, we’re up for discussing the Francis Ngannou [vs.] AJ fight.

I never heard back from them. So I think probably, knowing the business, I would say that probably Fury-Ngannou is almost probably agreed to post Fury-Usyk already," Fury told The MMA Hour, as quoted by boxingscene.com!

Eddie Hearn on Francis Ngannou's plans

Ngannou, believing in his ability, sees a path to victory against Fury, according to Hearn.

However, Eddie is not optimistic that the Cameroonian has a chance against Gypsy King if there is a rematch. He predicts that the match between Ngannou and Fury will take place in December next year.

“[Ngannou will] feel like, after that first fight, he can beat Fury, but there’s no point [in boxing non-stars] — he can really lose to anybody in the top 50 at heavyweight, so you’ve got to cash in at this point, and there’s really only three fights that cash into the levels that he will want [Fury, Joshua, or Deontay Wilder].

So I’d guess, and you might know better, Francis Ngannou will fight in the PFL or wherever in spring, summer of 2024, and then he’ll fight Tyson Fury at the end of [2024]. I would think that would be the mindset of the team”.

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