MMA veteran Francis Ngannou will push for a future rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury – and it doesn’t matter if Fury is successful in his upcoming assignment.
On February 17, Fury will collide with WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA world champion Oleksandr Usyk. The winner will become the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.
Ngannou is also scheduled for action, when he takes on former two-time champion Anthony Joshua on March 8.
Both events will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Last October, Ngannou made his professional debut against Fury in a ten round contest.
In a shocker, Ngannou dropped Fury in the third round and made it a very competitive fight until the end. Fury came away with a close split decision win.
“I’m not looking for the winner of Tyson Fury (and Usyk),” Ngannou told TMZ. “I’m looking for Tyson. Tyson owes me a fight. I don’t give a sh!t about the winner of Usyk and Tyson. I’m coming after Tyson. Win or lose, I want Tyson.”
Ngannou realizes that Joshua will be very well prepared for his style.
“He’s seen me box already, so he knows a little bit what is coming after,” Ngannou said. “Unlike Tyson Fury, that was out of the blue, didn’t know what to expect. Joshua kind of knows what to expect. I think this time I need to put it up even more to get the job done.”
And Ngannou has no issues with the oddsmakers making him a tremendous underdog with Joshua.
“I’m going in against a former champion, against a guy that’s been in the game for so long, winning, and all this stuff,” Ngannou said. “I think he’s 30-something and I’m 0-1. Come on, man. How do you make me a favorite?”