Tyson Fury wants boxing match with UFC star using smaller MMA gloves
Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is looking to join in on all the boxing vs MMA hype.
The 31-year old Brit, who has a rematch with Deontay Wilder scheduled for February 22nd, revealed that he is hoping to fight a UFC star in a ‘modified’ boxing match that would involve the use of smaller MMA gloves during the bout.
He spoke about it in his recent conversation with ESPN.
“I don’t want to go into an MMA fight, rolling around the floor and all that, no. But I would fight one of their champions in small gloves,” said Fury.
“Maybe in a cage, but with boxing rules. I think that would be very interesting…With UFC gloves, the little 4-ounce gloves, that would be good for me.”
This is more than just a passing interest. Fury explains that he will engage in negotiations with the UFC to get this done after his Wilder fight.
“After I beat Deontay Wilder next month, I’m going to have a sit-down with Dana White and we’re going to go for it, run some numbers and see if the fight makes sense. Whoever’s available from that side, and whoever’s willing to get their ass kicked in the cage by the heavyweight champion of the world, he’s the one I want.”
Fury has posted a 30-0-1 record with 20 knockouts in 31 career boxing matches dating back to his debut in December 2008.
Francis Ngannou expects next fight to be vs boxing champion Tyson Fury
It looks like the UFC’s heavyweight champion might be crossing over to boxing in the near future.
Francis Ngannou says that he is more likely than not going to fight WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury in a crossover type match.
“We both want this fight, that’s clear, and we respect each other,” said Ngannou on “The MMA Hour” podcast.
“I would say there’s a 70% chance my next opponent is Tyson Fury. On his side, I would say 90% against me”
The rules of the fight are still being hashed out and finalized. If all goes well, the fight will take place sometime in 2023.
“Probably next year it will happen. I think it’s going to happen, it’s just a matter of our promotions, but we will sort this out at some point.” added Ngaannou.
The 35-year old Cameroon native most recently defended his heavyweight title against Ciryl Gane via unanimous decision at UFC 270 in January.
Fury (32-0-1) recently defeated Dillian Whyte via sixth round TKO on Saturday in London, England to retain his heavyweight titles.
Former NBA star Deron Williams to fight former NFL star Frank Gore in Jake Paul/Tommy Fury undercard on December 18
A big fight between two former professional athletes will highlight the undercard of the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury bout at the end of the year.
According to reports, 13-year NBA veteran Deron Williams will square off against 16-year NFL vet Frank Gore as the main part of the undercard between YouTube star Jake Paul and Tyson Fury’s brother Tommy Fury at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 18th.
The undercard fight will include four, three-minute rounds and will be at 215 pounds.
Fighters/athletes react to Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul fight
As expected, the exhibition bout between legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather and YouTube star Logan Paul on Sunday evening was a bit of a dud. The only surprises of the night were that Paul managed to get a solid punch or two in on Mayweather, and that he overcame exhaustion to finish all eight rounds of the fight.
Well, the fight caught the eye of many MMA fighters, professional boxers and other athletes. And here is what they had to say about it: