Tyson Fury is the only unbeaten heavyweight champion in the world right now. The WBC champion defeated Deontay Wilder in style in Las Vegas to seal his status as the best on the planet right now. That’s bad news for Anthony Joshua who is going to be an underdog when these two men eventually fight.
First of all, though, a second rematch with Wilder is likely. The Bronze Bomber had that clause in his contract. However, whether or not he has the heart to fight Fury again soon is a different story. If so a Joshua clash might be just around the corner. Imagine that in Wembley Arena.
But Joshua and Wilder aren’t the only men interested in a clash with Fury. UFC fighters Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou are both desperate to get rich quick. Do you think either of them has a chance against a boxer as technical as Fury?
Francis Ngannou is the most feared MMA heavyweight on the planet. We’re not saying he’s the best, but if he connects then you’re going to sleep. Of course, as we’ve seen against Stipe Miocic he can be outworked on the ground. But the big Cameroonian would love to test his boxing skills against Fury.
Ngannou originally planned to be a boxer before he started training in MMA. However, it would be a big ask for him to try and take on a fighter as experienced as Fury. But that didn’t stop him putting up the above image on Instagram. Let him get his UFC title first before anything else.
Congrats @Tyson_Fury I’d love to sing Sweet Caroline in the ring. Let’s do this.
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) February 23, 2020
Champ v Champ?
Another UFC fighter interested in taking on Fury is the heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Unfortunately, nobody gets excited about Miocic in the same way as they do about Ngannou. He also called out Fury but let’s be real, does anybody think Stipe will beat Fury in a boxing match? No.
Unfortunately, the UFC fighters need to stick to their own lane. Sure, they want to make money but unless they’re going to cross over for the longterm then they should stop trying to get crossover fights. Unless your name is Conor McGregor then you don’t have the drawing power.
Whoever he fights, Fury is on top of the world right now. He will fancy his chances against anybody who steps in front of him and we don’t blame him. As long as he stays focused then he’s going to take some beating. Sorry Anthony Joshua, but we’re not giving you a chance.
“A big shout out to Deontay Wilder,” Fury said during his post-fight interview. “He came here tonight, he manned up, he really did show the heart of a champion. I hit him with a clean right hand and dropped him, and he got back up and battled on to round seven.
“He is a warrior, he will be back, he will be a champion again. But I will say the king has returned to the top of the throne.”