After impressive performance against Tyson Fury, Eddie Hearn seeking to book Francis Ngannou vs Anthony Joshua amid rumors of potential bout with Deontay Wilder

Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing has ignited the combat sports world by initiating preliminary discussions with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou for a potential bout against British boxing sensation, Anthony Joshua.

After Ngannou’s commendable debut in boxing against Tyson Fury, the possibility of a crossover mega-fight has fans buzzing with excitement. Ngannou surprised many including Hearn with his performance against the lineal heavyweight champion.

Eddie Hearn seeks to book Francis Ngannou vs Anthony Joshua

Eddie Hearn isn’t just seeing this as another fight. He’s envisioning it as a historic event, drawing comparisons to the legendary “Rumble in the Jungle” between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. Such parallels indicate the magnitude of the event Hearn is aiming to produce.

Despite the praises Ngannou has received post his bout with Fury, Hearn remains supremely confident in Anthony Joshua’s capabilities. He even went on to challenge the notion of an evenly contested match, expressing beliefs that Joshua could potentially end the careers of heavyweights like Fury.

With the stakes so high, the offers for Ngannou’s next fight are pouring in. Hearn suggests that either a rematch with Fury or a face-off against Joshua should be on the cards. There are also murmurs about the winner potentially facing the victor of the upcoming Fury vs. Usyk fight.

Joshua held the IBF, WBA, and WBO belts before losing it to Oleksandr Usyk. He lost the initial match and the rematch with Usyk via decision. Usyk after becoming the undisputed champion in the cruiserweight division will be looking to become the undisputed champion at heavyweight with a win in the presumed bout with Tyson Fury.

Francis Ngannou rumored to fight Deontay Wilder after loss to Tyson Fury

Francis Ngannou, although having faced a controversial loss in his boxing debut against Tyson Fury, showcased his prowess by even managing to score a knockdown. This performance, coupled with his dominant presence in the UFC, has made him a sought-after name in the boxing arena.

Francis Ngannou
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Ngannou is now gearing up for an MMA debut with the Professional Fighters League. However, the potential of facing a boxing giant like Deontay Wilder seems to be on the horizon. Wilder, on the other hand, had plans to fight Andy Ruiz Jr. Unfortunately, they could not come to an agreement.

The combat sports community is abuzz with the idea of this crossover spectacle. The anticipation surrounding the Wilder vs. Ngannou match is palpable, given the caliber and fan base of both fighters. Without a shadow of a doubt, Wilder and Ngannou are the two most powerful punchers in the world of combat sports.

The performance of Ngannou even garnered praise from Mauricio Suleiman, the WBC President. Suleiman even promised Dewey Cooper that Ngannou would be ranked in the WBC rankings.

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