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Tyson Fury claims he would weigh career-heaviest 21 STONE in crossover fight with UFC champion Francis Ngannou

TYSON FURY claimed he would weigh a career-high 21 STONE against UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou.

The champions of boxing and the UFC have gone back and forth in recent years, Fueling talk of a crossover fight.

Tyson Fury claimed he would weigh a career-heavy 21 STONE against Francis Ngannou

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Tyson Fury claimed he would weigh a career-heavy 21 STONE against Francis NgannouCredit: AP
Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury have gone back and forth in recent years

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Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury have gone back and forth in recent yearsPhoto credit: Getty

Fury recently hatched a plan retires to Dillian Whyte after defending his title on April 23but it would not affect a “special fight” with Ngannou.

And the Gypsy King wants to pack on the pounds for a boxing rules match, but in a cage with the smaller 4-ounce gloves.

Fury said on the MMA lesson: “We have Francis Ngannou, he’s a big guy, a big dangerous guy.

“I’d like to see people say, ‘Oh, it’s not a fair fight in 10-ounce gloves,’ and that’s right.

“It wouldn’t be a fair fight in 10 ounce gloves because that kind of thing [Daniel] Cormier recently said he said Francis Ngannou was a much grittier version of Deontay Wilder and we all know what happened there.

“So I think if we do 4 ounce gloves he would have a little bit more chance of knocking me out, but then again I would have a little bit more chance of knocking him out too.

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“So it’s going to be an exciting fight. And I will try to do my best for this fight.

“I’m going to try to get in over 300 pounds – just to nail it to the canvas with one solid punch.”

Fury, 33, has called to fight Ngannou, 35, in Las Vegas next year but is returning first Great Britain on a homecoming at Wembley Stadium.

He had promised to win the undisputed crown afterwards – only to back down and say he will retire after his mandatory title fight against Whyte, 33.

But even if he hangs up his boxing gloves, Fury will Make an exception to face Ngannou.

He said: “I don’t count this as a real boxing match.

“This is not a boxing match. This will be a “special” fight. That will be in a cage in 4 ounce gloves in Las Vegas at Raiders Stadium.

“I will be retired from competitive championship boxing and ready to fully compete in crossover bouts.”

Tyson Fury claims he will retire after Dillian Whyte fight

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Tyson Fury claims he will retire after Dillian Whyte fightPhoto credit: Getty

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