The proposed boxing “super” fight between reigning Heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight kingpin, Francis Ngannou, officially has odds.
Earlier this week, Fury took to social media and offered to fight Ngannou inside of the boxing ring with boxing rules, but four-ounce mixed martial arts (MMA) gloves would be used. Ngannou has long wanted to test his luck inside of the boxing ring so this seemed like the perfect scenario for him, as well as Fury, who is quickly cleaning out boxing’s Heavyweight ranks.
This isn’t the first time the two combat sports stars have shared headlines. Back in 2020, Ngannou stated that he was ready to test the top-tier of Heavyweight competition in boxing, which included the likes of Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Fury was quick to respond saying that “Predator” would be “easy work.”
Almost two years later and the two monsters are still taking their shots at each other.
While a potential boxing match between Fury and Ngannou would be sure to draw massive attention from all corners of the combat sports world, it’s far from happening. Fury has a few fighters waiting for their chance to take his Heavyweight crown and Ngannou is still under contract with UFC. Not to mention Ngannou’s upcoming title unification bout with interim UFC Heavyweight champion, Ciryl Gane, at UFC 270 later this month.
If Ngannou were to lose to Gane it would certainly curb the appeal of a “super” fight with Fury.
All of that said, we’re in a world of what-ifs and oddsmakers have a field day with this type of stuff. That’s the reason betting odds have already dropped for a potential clash between Fury and Ngannou.
Check them out below courtesy of Bet Online:
- Tyson Fury: -600
- Francis Ngannou: +400
In addition, odds have been released for whether or not the Heavyweight “super” fight will even take place.
- No: -400
- Yes: +250
Nunerous things need to happen for this boxing match to line up and actually come to fruition in 2022, but crazier things have happened. Ngannou clearly has the power to hang around with anybody in the world, but Fury’s technical prowess, movement and length could be a big challenge for the UFC champion.
What do you think, fight fans? Do we see Fury vs. Ngannou in 2022? If so, should Ngannou be a 4-1 underdog to win?