Tyson Fury wants to fight 'beast' Francis Ngannou using boxing rules and UFC gloves

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Tyson Fury, the WBC's heavyweight champion, had an idea on Thursday that he decided to share with the world on Twitter. He wants to fight UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a boxing match using boxing rules, but with both of them wearing UFC gloves.

Not to be outdone, Ngannou, who has expressed an interest both in boxing and in fighting Fury and Deontay Wilder — responded pretty quickly with his proposal: how about a UFC match using boxing gloves?

Are either of these potential bouts going to happen anytime soon? Probably not. Ngannou is set to fight Ciryl Gane on Jan. 22 as the main event at UFC 270, which is the final fight of his current UFC contract. Fury doesn't have a fight scheduled, but he's expected to face WBC mandatory title challenger Dillian Whyte in the future.

The two heavyweight champions exchanged a few more barbs on Thursday. Fury tried to tempt Ngannou with a big purse even if he gets knocked out, and also pointed out that it was originally Ngannou who called out him and Wilder for a fight.

Ngannou is ready to get a date on the calendar. He tweeted that once he's through with his Jan. 22 fight, he could devote all his time to beating Fury.

Honestly, who wouldn't want to see Fury and Ngannou fight it out in a phone booth?

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