‘I’m your man’: Tyson Fury calls out Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou for a fight ‘on the same night’
The Gypsy King is eager to make a return to the ring, following his success over both Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora in 2022.
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Tyson Fury has taken to social media to call out two potential opponents, Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou. The professional boxer, 34, wants to take on the American, 35, and the Cameroonian-French man, 36, “on the same night”.
Taking to his Instagram Story yesterday (14 June), shortly after showing off his brand new Porsche G3 RS, The Gypsy King said: “I hear that Jon Jones is looking for a fight. Me. I’m your man”. A second video then followed, where the Manchester-born boxer suggested: “Here’s a thought. How about this? How about I fight Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou on the same night. How about that? That’s how much I value them two bums. Let’s go boys.”
This comes just days after Jones said, during an interview at the grand opening of Flanker Kitchen and Sports Bar in Las Vegas: “That’s one thing about the UFC, we always give the fans what they want to see. Tyson Fury is just such a magnificent opponent and it’d be awesome to make that fight happen.. I’m up for it. I’d even be willing to box him. Let’s see what happens.”
The Gypsy King recently admitted that he feels “unstoppable” whilst remaining eager to make a return to the ring, following his success over both Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora in 2022. He took to Instagram in the search for his next opponent, asking his 5.8 million followers: “Who really wants it?”
Fury was set to fight Oleksandr Usyk earlier this year but talks with the Ukrainian boxer, who has now opted to fight Daniel Dubois, broke down. This week, former professional boxer George Foreman spoke to talkSPORT, revealing that London-born boxer Anthony Joshua is the only one who can give Fury “a good fight”. However, a date has not yet been put in the calendar for The Gypsy Kings next bout.
Ngannou made his UFC debut against fellow newcomer Luis Henrique on 19 December 2015. He won the fight via knockout in the second round. Whilst Jones made his UFC debut against André Gusmão years earlier on August 9, 2008. He won via unanimous decision.