Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, fighters have been busy on social media in an attempt to remain relevant and book the biggest fights possible once combat sports resume.
Arguably the biggest puncher in the UFC has been openly campaigning to try his hand at boxing, and Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn is very interested in staging a crossover fight between that puncher, UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou, and interim WBC heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte.
Hearn told ESPN of his interest in co-promoting a fight with UFC president Dana White that would pit the two heavyweights against one another inside a boxing ring.
Francis Ngannou is the latest MMA fighter to dare mention the boxing ring, a path that was travelled dramatically but ultimately unsuccessfully three years ago by a certain Irishman…
Boxing and MMA will always clash, it seems, and UFC heavyweight Ngannou has recently got into a war of words with Dillian Whyte, suggesting a bigger, harder-hitting version of Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor.