Tyson Fury calls on Dana White to set up boxing match against ‘beast’ Francis Ngannou with UFC GLOVES as feud hots up

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Tyson Fury calls on Dana White to set up boxing match against 'beast' Francis Ngannou with UFC GLOVES as feud hots up

Tyson Fury has waged a crossover fight against UFC champion Francis Nganou – but with a twist.

The WBC heavyweight boxing champion shared a poster of himself and Ngannou tagging UFC president Dana White in the post.

Tyson Fury waged a crossover fight against UFC Champion Francis Nganou

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Tyson Fury waged a crossover fight against UFC Champion Francis Nganou

He captioned it: “Who wants to see me fight this beast boxing rules @ufc gloves?”

It comes after a feud between Fury and UFC heavyweight Ngannou, who has previously talked about a boxing switch.

The 35-year-old Cameroonian defended his title against 31-year-old former training partner Cyril Gain on 22 January.

It is the last fight on his UFC contract and Ngannou has threatened to pull out of the promotion amid a pay dispute.

And recently, he discussed wanting a stipulation on his next UFC deal that would allow him to box at the same time.

Ngannou told TMZ: “It’s always been down the line. It’s something I just can’t take my eyes off of.

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“It’s going to happen either way. Regardless, when the UFC and I finalize a deal, boxing has to be part of it because I can’t see myself retiring without boxing.

“Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder. I want to test myself to that level. It’s not the same sport, although I’m the champion, I’m at the top of the division.”

UFC stars are prohibited from fighting outside of publicity, unless they are given a special exemption.

Conor McGregor, 33, was awarded in 2017 for his lucrative boxing defeat to American legend Floyd Mayweather (44).

But since then none of the fighters have been treated like this, leading Nganou to consider exiting the UFC.

Fury once promised to ‘cash’ Ngannou in battle, calling him an ‘easy job’.

Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder. I want to test myself to that level.

Francis Ngannou

But the Gypsy King has refused to switch full-time to MMA, instead proposing a striking bout in the cage with tiny 4oz gloves.

He told talkSPORT in June: “I have no real interest in battling the floor up and down and all that stuff.

“I’m a stand-up fighting guy, I don’t wrestle up and down and grab each other’s arms and sit on each other.

“I’m not interested in all those things – I like to stand up and fight, so will I ever compete as an MMA fighter? Absolutely not!

“Will I compete in a fight with the small glove in the cage? Yes. But no grip and scuffle.

“The great art of standing up and what men have been doing for centuries. I see no great science in wrestling up and down the floor.”

UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou

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UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannoucredit: getty
Darren Till with Tyson Fury, wearing UFC gloves

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Darren Till with Tyson Fury, wearing UFC glovescredit: see caption

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