When Tyson Fury said he would retire from boxing after the weekend, Fury probably didn't say the whole thing. In other words, Fury has told half the truth.
Because Tyson Fury not only changed his mind after knocking out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round of his heavyweight title fight, He brought it in and surprised everyone. Ngannou says it will be next year.
From a business standpoint, the matchup is significant, as was the case in 2017 between superstars Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The mother of all crossover fights bought 4.3 million pay per view in the US for $100 per pop, partly as a result of tapping into both boxing and MMA fanbase.
Although this competition will not be a straight boxing match or MMA match. As the pair vaguely described it, we can expect a kind of "hybrid" match, in which MMA gloves are in the boxing ring without a weight limit.
If you choose a mixed martial artist you want to see in the boxing ring, the answer is probably no. Cameron's punching power was inherited before he became champion of the MMA world, and he is currently one of the most popular fighters in the UFC.
6-foot-9 Fury is a master boxer who has demonstrated his extraordinary abilities over a period of more than two decades, making him one of the most successful heavyweight boxers of his time. Ngannou's skill set is solid in terms of MMA standards, crude in terms of boxing standards.
Fury will almost certainly play with Ngannou until he decides it's the right time to take him out, as Mayweather did with McGregor, who has a lot of matches.
Of course, Ngannou has a chance to puncture, which is the most interesting element of the expected match-up. A well-known MMA expert told me that he believed that Ngano had the punching power of former heavyweight champion Deonte Wilder, who had beaten Fury four times in his three fights.
After all, the only way to fight this is if the UFC miraculously plays the ball and cooperates again, or just gives Flatout Ngannou his full release so that he can continue his combat career as he pleases. Let it be according to.
Unfortunately, it is still difficult to imagine the consequences of any of these options.