Francis Ngannou is open to waiting for his next fight after his historic bout with Tyson Fury, which marked his debut in professional boxing on October 28. The former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is looking towards the potential rematch with Tyson Fury. Discover Ngannou wants a rematch with Fury and rules out Joshua fight.
The 37-year-old Cameroonian fighter expressed his willingness to postpone his next bout until a few months after the scheduled fight between Tyson Fury, known as ‘The Gypsy King,’ and Oleksandr Usyk, which is set for February 2024. Ngannou stated his readiness to wait for this matchup, considering that Fury and Usyk have an existing contract for their fight, originally planned for December 23.
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Ngannou also acknowledged that the delay in Fury’s fight is partly due to him, as he had to withdraw from the initial December 23 date. He expressed optimism about the potential for a rematch with Fury early next year.
Regarding a potential fight with Anthony Joshua, who expressed his willingness to face Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on December 28, Ngannou believes it is too soon. His primary focus, in the realm of boxing, remains on securing a rematch with Tyson Fury, deeming it the most crucial objective at this moment. Ngannou did not show interest in facing other prominent boxers like Deontay Wilder or Joseph Parker at this time.