WBC champion Tyson Fury who knocked out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round of the heavyweight clash on Saturday night at Wembley to defend his belt would be involved in an exhibition fight with his UFC counterpart Francis Ngannou.
Both fighters have agreed to a hybrid rules clash that is expected to take place later in the year or 2023.
The two men both spoke to ESPN, confirming plans for their exhibition fight in 2023 immediately after Fury sensationally knocked out Dillian Whyte to defend WBC heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium last night.
Ngannou joined Fury in the ring after defeating whyte in what seems like an easy bout for him.
According to Fury: “This is going to be one very special fight, unlike anything ever before seen in our sport.
“It is going to be explosive when it happens.”
“It is going to be a hybrid fight with a different type of rules, MMA gloves in the [boxing ring],” Ngannou added.
“We are going to find out who the baddest mother*****f on the planet is.”
Speaking about the proposed date for the fight, Ngannou suggested a final date will be decided before the end of this year.
He said, “Definitely, sometime in 2023, that fight will happen. By the end of this year, we will get it sorted and get it settled.”
Although,Tyson Fury has announced his retirement from boxing before his fight with Dillian Whyte, it remains to be seen if the WBC heavyweight champion will stick to his words or not.