Tyson Fury says he punches ‘like a thunderstorm,’ but wants to face UFC star Francis Ngannou, a man who punches harder than a speeding car


Tyson Fury may be walking away from pro boxing, but he’s dead serious about competing in some exhibition fights.

Following his sixth-round knockout win over Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 at Wembley, Fury said he wanted some of that “Mayweather money” to go to exhibitions.

Ngannou and Fury could fight in 2023

He noted that UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou was on his list of opponents and some boxing fans may not have known that Ngannou is the proud owner of the hardest punch on record. on planet Earth today.

However, Fury himself said in his post-fight press conference that he could “hit like a thunderstorm” and after seeing the uppercut he delivered to Whyte, many would agree.

“I’m the best heavyweight there’s ever been, there’s never been one that can beat me,” he said before those in the press room cheered.

The 33-year-old continued: “I’m not just confident. Six-foot-nine frames, weighs in at 270 pounds, can move like a middleweight, can punch like a thunderstorm, and can take a punch like anyone else.

“I got balls like King Kong, a heart of a lion, Wizard Oz mindset, that’s what it is.”

Fury now has 23 knockout victories on his CV – one more than even Anthony Joshua.


Tyson Fury says he punches 'like a thunderstorm,' but wants to face UFC star Francis Ngannou, a man who punches harder than a speeding car
Fury timed his winning moment to perfection and his power was on full display
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However, Ngannou is a force of nature in the cage. The Cameroonian is 20-3 in his MMA career but has 12 knockouts to his credit, including eight in the first round. Fury has three first-round knockouts to his name in 33 fights.

UFC President Dana White has previously explained how The Predator literally hits as hard as a car.

“Francis is a guy who holds the world record for the most powerful punch,” UFC President Dana White explained as he introduced him onstage ahead of his first showdown with Stipe Miocic at UFC 220. in 2018.

“His punches equal 96 horsepower. It’s equivalent to getting hit by a Ford Escort going as fast as you can and it’s more powerful than a 12-pound sledgehammer at full power overhead. Holy shit.

Essentially, Ngannou has enough power in his hands to kill a man and Fury, who handled Deontay Wilder’s power so well, wants to play with fire again.

Tyson Fury says he punches 'like a thunderstorm,' but wants to face UFC star Francis Ngannou, a man who punches harder than a speeding car
Ngannou quickly knocked out real UFC heavyweights
Tyson Fury says he punches 'like a thunderstorm,' but wants to face UFC star Francis Ngannou, a man who punches harder than a speeding car
One of Ngannou’s knockouts was winning the UFC heavyweight title
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Following Fury’s victory over Whyte, Ngannou entered the ring and the pair teased the big superfight, which is set to take place in 2023.

Fury began, “I’m the heavyweight boxing champion, he’s the UFC heavyweight champion. He’s in great shape, look at his muscles.

Ngannou then chimed in, saying, “We’re going to find out who the baddest ***** mother on the planet is.”

Tyson Fury says he punches 'like a thunderstorm,' but wants to face UFC star Francis Ngannou, a man who punches harder than a speeding car
Ngannou wants to accept Fury’s offer for a fight next year but the UFC could get in the way

Ngannou’s UFC contract runs until the end of 2022, so he would be free to continue fighting from January 1, 2023.

Crossover boxing fights rarely go well for the non-boxer, but we would surely see a stoppage at the very least when these two gigantic men collided.

Ngannou also suggested that the crossover event could take place in Africa, announcing the idea as Rumble in the Jungle II.

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