Tyson Fury Responds To Francis Ngannou And Deontay Wilder
If Tyson Fury follows up all his plans for 2020, he’s going to be a busy boy. Not content with reclaiming his boxing heavyweight title, he’s also set his sights set on taking over the MMA world. In the last day ‘The Gypsy King’ has taken aim at Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou.
Last week, Fury surprised the world by stating that he plans to move to MMA in the next year. He then stated that he would accept a fight with Francis Ngannou or Stipe Miocic in a second.
On hearing this, Ngannou sent a tweet to Fury, saying that Mike Tyson had agreed to train him in preparation for a fight between the two heavyweights.
An hour later, Fury responded to Ngannou by saying that once he’s cleared out the heavyweight boxing division, he will come for Francis and the rest of the heavyweights competing in MMA. Adding that he doesn’t need long to run through the heavyweight division.
And if speculation is true, Fury’s quest to clear out the heavyweight division will begin in early 2020, against the man he controversially drew with almost one year ago, Deontay Wilder.
Although, according to Wilder, Fury is afraid to accept the rematch. After hearing this though, ‘The Gypsy King’ hit back at ‘The Bronze Bomber’ on Instagram, sending him the following message (as transcribed by BJPenn.com):
“This is a message to address Deontay Wilder’s recent comments on how I don’t want to him, and oh, how afraid of him I am. If I was afraid of you, I wouldn’t have fought you after having three years out of the ring, and beat you in your own country. You had to rob me and give me a draw. So I don’t know why on earth you would think I’m bothered about you.
Just get through your fight with Ortiz, do your own thing, stop using my name for relevance. You should be on 20% [revenue split], but you’re not because I’m giving you a fair share cause I’m a fair man. I don’t ask for anything in this world, I work hard for everything. So the thing is with you, Wilder: crack on with your own business, and I’ll see you February 22nd, to finish what I started.
This time you’re going to get smashed, you big, bum dosser.”
Speaking about Fury this week, UFC president Dana White said it is possible that the former heavyweight champion could come over to the UFC, although he couldn’t understand ‘why he would want to come over here to get smashed’.