Tyson Fury has confirmed he WILL face UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou once he has faced Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
Yet ‘The Gypsy King’ maintains it will not be a traditional MMA bout, instead offering Ngannou the chance to box him inside the Octagon whilst wearing four ounce gloves.
Fury seemed destined to face compatriot Joshua on August 14 in Saudi Arabia for the chance to become undisputed world heavyweight champion of the world.
Yet those plans were scuppered due to contractual obligations stemming from his WBC heavyweight title fights with Wilder in 2018 and 2020, resulting in a legal battle and a scheduled trilogy bout on July 24.
Fury has never been one to comply with the norm, trying his hand out at MMA multiple times and even training with the legendary Nick Diaz ahead of a proposed debut inside a cage.
Yet the 32-year-old insists he will face UFC superstar Ngannou, but only on his terms.
“Nick looks good,” Fury told TMZ Sports. “Nick is training hard and he is making his comeback.
“He did tell me that Ngannou can’t do any wrestling anyway, so we are just looking for a stand-up bang out.
“Me and Ngannou in the small gloves, let’s make it happen.
He added: “As soon as I am done with Wilder and Joshua, I will fight Ngannou in an octagon, in the four ounce gloves and just punching.”