Following the climactic end of the Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte fight, it was verbally agreed in the ring following the bout that Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou would clash in a huge hybrid rules bout. The bout in which has already garnered the attention of all boxing and MMA fans alike.
Fury vs Ngannou would be a gigantic spectacle, especially in the eyes of Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum. Arum told Boxingscene.com, “This UFC guy, assuming that he’s able to fight, that’ll do monumental business. They know each other, and they know how much there is to be made for that fight. I think Fury and this UFC heavyweight champion, Ngannou, do bigger business than Mayweather and McGregor.”
Whilst this fight would be massive, in terms of PPV and fighter size, would it be bigger than Mayweather vs McGregor? At this moment, it seems unlikely with the two athletes being the biggest in their respective sports, doing well over 5 million pay-per-views, with Tyson Fury’s biggest PPV being over 1 million, and Ngannou not cutting close to the above margin either.
There is no doubt Fury vs Ngannou would result in a huge payday for both fighters. Would the hybrid rules bring in even more?
Will It Happen?
Currently, Ngannou is still under contract with the UFC, with Dana White not being convinced that the fight will happen. “The Predator” has discussed how he will do whatever it takes to make the fight happen, even if it means waiting out his contract or signing a new contract under completely new conditions.
If the fight were to happen, would you tune in? What ruleset would be followed? Who can land the biggest shot in arguably the biggest fight in history?
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