Francis Ngannou has become a global star after his stellar boxing debut against Tyson Fury. The Former UFC Heavyweight Champion is the talk of the town in the heavyweight division. However, the fans were worried about whether he would be able to find a worthy opponent in the PFL or not. Recently, PFL’s chairman revealed that Ngannou is expected to fight Deontay Wilder.
During his recent appearance on the MMA Hour, he revealed that ‘The Predator’ will most likely be fighting heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder in a mixed-rules fight in 2024. Furthermore, this fight will take place under the PFL banner. “I still think that it will be a mixed-rules fight, and I still think Deontay Wilder is the most likely opponent,” said Donn Davis.
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Furthermore, he claimed that the second and third options for Francis are not very compelling as compared to ‘The Bronze Bomber’. This announcement of the potential fight by the PFL chairman has all the MMA fans excited, and they have started to talk about this potential fight.
Firstly, an Instagram user said, “So Wilder officially has the biggest b***s of all the boxers“. Furthermore, another MMA fan commented, “Francis by attempted murder“. One of the fans took shots at the UFC chairman by saying, “Dana mad af rn“.
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“One leg kick, how much (are) we betting,” said another Instagram user. “Hope he’s practicing checking leg kicks,” added another user. It looks like fans are giving Deontay Wilder a zero chance in a mixed-rules fight. However, Wilder has been showing a lot of interest in MMA these days.
It will be interesting to see how this fight plays out. However, this fight might be delayed, according to the PFL chairman, due to a specific reason.
PFL chairman reveals that Deontay Wilder’s boxing match can delay the fight against Francis Ngannou
Recently, it was announced that Deontay Wilder will be a part of a huge boxing card on December 23, 2023, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The former WBC heavyweight champion, Wilder, will fight against the former WBO champion, Joseph Parker.
However, PFL chairman, Donn Davis believes that this match can delay the Ngannou vs. Wilder mixed-rules fight. When Ariel Helwani asked him if this boxing match would change the possibility of the mixed-rules fight, Donn had an interesting reply.
🚨| PFL chairman Donn Davis tells @arielhelwani that Francis Ngannou will fight in the PFL in 2024.
He believes it will most likely be against Deontay Wilder in a mixed rules fight.
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“I think it changes the timeline, not the possibility,” said Davis. Furthermore, he said that he doesn’t want to force “less compelling” options for Francis in order to get a fight in Q1. According to the statements made by the PFL chairman, it looks like this super fight will most likely take place in the fourth quarter of 2024.
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