Jake Paul Takes Aim at UFC, Backs Francis Ngannou’s Boxing Move Ahead of Tyson Fury Showdown

As the anticipation builds for the Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou crossover fight, YouTube sensation turned boxer Jake Paul throws shade at the UFC, endorsing Ngannou’s decision to switch to the world of boxing.

Ngannou’s departure from the UFC earlier this year to pursue a boxing match against heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has caught the attention of both fight enthusiasts and fellow athletes. Jake Paul, who has been making a name for himself in the boxing world, praises Ngannou for charting his own course by stepping into the boxing ring.

Jake Paul
Jake Paul (Credits: Yahoo)

Scheduled for October 28 in Saudi Arabia, Ngannou’s professional boxing debut will see him face off against the reigning heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. Although the WBC belt won’t be up for grabs in this bout due to Ngannou’s unranked status, the match promises to be a spectacle with both fighters aiming to prove their mettle across 10 three-minute rounds. Speaking in an interview with TNT Sports, Paul stated [via Mirror UK]:

“I’m just excited for Francis to be getting his opportunity and to be showing other fighters, particularly from the UFC that they can break out of there and make their own lane. He’s finally getting the pay he deserves but it’s definitely going to be a tough challenge.”

Jake Paul, who joined the Professional Fighters League (PFL) alongside Ngannou this year, sees the move as groundbreaking. He expresses excitement for Ngannou’s opportunity and believes that this move can inspire other UFC fighters to carve their own paths. In an interview with TNT Sports, Paul also highlights the monumental challenge that awaits Ngannou against the seasoned Fury.

While Paul himself aims for a world title in boxing and has made strides against MMA fighters, Ngannou’s crossover has captured the imagination of the combat sports world. With Paul’s endorsement and Ngannou’s audacious move, the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou fight promises to be an electrifying showdown that transcends the realms of both boxing and UFC.

Mike Tyson’s Bold Prediction: Ngannou Could Give Fury a Tough Fight

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson has thrown his weight behind former UFC champion Francis Ngannou, suggesting that Ngannou’s upcoming boxing clash against Tyson Fury could yield surprising results. In an interview on The Jim Rome Show, Tyson compared the impending battle to his own infamous upset loss to Buster Douglas.

Ngannou, making his boxing debut, is set to challenge WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Tyson believes that Ngannou’s sheer power and athleticism could prove to be a game-changer in the fight, leading to a potentially bigger upset than his own shocking defeat to Douglas.

Tyson emphasized that the combat sports world should consider the precedent set by UFC star Conor McGregor, who managed to go 10 rounds against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. If McGregor could hold his ground against one of the greatest boxers of all time, Tyson argues, there’s no reason why Ngannou can’t give Fury a run for his money.

Working together on Tyson’s podcast, Hotboxin’, Tyson witnessed Ngannou’s qualities firsthand and expressed his excitement about the fight. Ngannou’s boxing-first background in the MMA world combined with his raw power, according to Tyson, makes him a formidable contender in the crossover match.

As Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou gear up for their monumental clash, the fight is generating intrigue and discussion within the combat sports community, as the lines between boxing and MMA continue to blur in unprecedented ways.

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