Tyson Fury responds to Francis Ngannou’s challenge

Tyson Fury, Francis Ngannou, Conor McGregor
Image: Tyson Fury on Instagram

Last night, Francis Ngannou announced that boxing legend Mike Tyson had agreed to train him for a potential boxing showdown with Tyson Fury.

“Spoke with Mike Tyson and he agreed to train me for when I fight [Tyson Fury] in the Ring. Don’t be scared Fury. You called me out and now you’ll have to live with it. #WakandaForever #UNCROWNEDKING” – Francis Ngannou on Twitter

It did not take long for Fury to respond to this callout from the ferocious Cameroonian-Frenchman. The English boxing start assured that he’ll get his hands on MMA’s top big men just as soon as he’s done with his boxing career.

https://twitter.com/Tyson_Fury/status/1192220550443274240

“Ill deal with you and all the other Mma heavyweights when I’m done with my boxing fights, It won’t be long to wait! Then I’ll show u how we roll.” – Tyson Fury on Twitter.

Tyson Fury has fought twice this year, defeating Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin by TKO and decision respectively. Prior to that, he battled Deontay Wilder to a controversial draw in late 2018. He is expected to rematch Wilder in the new year, provided Wilder gets by Luis Ortiz later this month.

Francis Ngannou, meanwhile, is currently without a fight, but has been chomping at the bit for some action. After a rough start to 2018, he’s rebounded with three-straight wins in late 2018 and early 2019: first-round stoppages over top contender Curtis Blaydes and former champs Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. He’s widely viewed as the next man in line for a heavyweight title shot after Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier settle their score in the new year.

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 11/7/2019.