“I’m ready for crossover fights”

TYSON FURY looks to line UFC Champion Francis Ngannou’s pockets before he fills him.

The mixed martial arts heavyweight king made just $650,000 from his last title defense and is now on strike until his contract expires.

Tyson Fury ready to fight Francis Ngannou


Tyson Fury ready to fight Francis NgannouPhoto credit: Getty
Ngannou is UFC king and wants a crossover fight


Ngannou is UFC king and wants a crossover fightPhoto credit: AFP

So Fury – who insists he will give up traditional boxing after defending his WBC title against Dillian Whyte on April 23 – has promised him a good payday and a good hideout.

He’s ready to climb into Ngannou’s cage and wear tiny 4-ounce MMA gloves for next year’s crossover showdown in Las Vegas.

The undefeated 6ft 9in Morecambe ace said: “I hear he’s got some beef with the UFC so he’s sitting out the season.

“His time will come to make a lot of money and I will offer him a big purse, of course I will.

“By then I will have retired from competitive championship boxing. I won’t be the WBC champion and he won’t be the UFC champion.

“I’ll be ready for the crossover fights.


“Ngannou is a much grittier version of Deontay Wilder and we all know what happened there.

“A boxing ring is my home, it would be like fighting a shark in the ocean, so I have to get out of my comfort zone to give it a chance.”

After completing his trilogy with Wilder, Fury – who was set to earn £25m from his Whyte fight – said: “I cherish every purse I’ve ever gotten because it wasn’t always 20m or 30m. This is mega money.”

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4831604/tyson-fury-ngannou-whyte-fight/ “I’m ready for crossover fights”


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