The world of combat sports has been abuzz with the recent challenge issued by former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou to boxing champion Deontay Wilder. Ngannou, who is currently the number one ranked heavyweight in the UFC, has been vocal about his desire to take on Wilder in both boxing and MMA.
The challenge was issued after Wilder had previously called out Ngannou for a boxing match. Ngannou responded by saying that he was open to the idea of a boxing match, but that he would also be willing to fight Wilder in an MMA bout. This has sparked a lot of interest in the combat sports world, as fans are eager to see how the two would fare against each other in either discipline.
Ngannou has been on a tear in the UFC, having won his last five fights in a row. He is known for his devastating power and has earned the nickname “The Predator” for his ability to finish fights quickly. He is also a former champion, having won the UFC heavyweight title in 2018.
Wilder, on the other hand, is a former WBC heavyweight champion and is considered one of the best boxers in the world. He is known for his powerful punching and has earned the nickname “The Bronze Bomber” for his ability to knock out opponents with one punch.
The potential matchup between Ngannou and Wilder has been met with a lot of excitement from fans of both disciplines. It would be a unique matchup, as it would pit two of the best fighters in the world against each other in a fight that could potentially be a classic.
Ngannou has been vocal about his desire to take on Wilder, and has even gone as far as to say that he would be willing to fight him in both boxing and MMA. He has also said that he would be willing to fight Wilder in either discipline, as long as the fight was fair.
It remains to be seen if the fight between Ngannou and Wilder will ever happen, but it is certainly an intriguing matchup that has fans of both disciplines excited. If the fight does happen, it could be one of the biggest fights in combat sports history. Until then, all we can do is wait and see. Until then, all we can say is “See you soon”.