Tyson Fury has just called out Francis Ngannou for a big stadium fight at the end of 2022, and he used a number of chicken emojis to do it.
A superfight between Fury and Ngannou has looked inevitable since 'The Predator' was allowed to climb into the ring following Fury's latest win over Dillian Whyte in April. Ngannou's contract with the UFC reportedly expires sometime near the end of 2022, and both men have expressed interest in a 'special rules' bout.
In a new Twitter post, Fury seemed to insinuate that Ngannou was wavering on his commitment to the bout. Adding a chicken emoji beside Ngannou's name, the heavyweight champion wrote:
"Thought you wanted some smoke @francis_ngannou 🐓 Lets do a propper fight! Wembley Stadium 2022"
Francis Ngannou was quick to reply, writing:
"Don't you dare think that I take my eyes out of you. You're still my priority! I'm coming for all the smoke 💨💨💨. 2023."
"What do you mean when you say "PROPER" fight? because I'm a real fighter, and I can make it a la carte for you since you can't handle it all"
Francis Ngannou is still recovering from a knee injury that will keep him out of competition until the end of the year. Even if the "special rules" bout with Tyson Fury involves more than just five ounce MMA gloves, 'The Predator' will need to put in a solid training camp if he hopes to defeat Fury. So it's no surprise that Ngannou is saying 2023 is the year they'll end up clashing.
Watch Francis Ngannou talk about his recovery and return with TMZ Sports:
Tyson Fury agrees to $1 million bet on Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury
Tyson Fury's younger brother Tommy Fury is set to fight Jake Paul on August 6 at Madison Square Garden, and there's more riding on the fight than just pride. After some prodding from Paul on Twitter, Tyson Fury has agreed to a $1 million bet on the result of the bout.
In a recent Twitter video, Fury declared:
"Hey Jakey boy, I hear you wanna bet a bigger bet than a hundred thousand dollars. You want a bigger bet mo********er? You want a million dollars? Let's do it, holler at your boy. And hey Jakey, I want to see this million dollars in escrow sucker, 'cause I don't think you've got a million dollars. And I ain't talking about crypto, I'm talking about real US greenbacks mo********er."
Tyson Fury's comments about crypto-currency tie back to a recent claim from Jake Paul's brother Logan, who claimed his little brother is 'poor' after putting his $40 million in boxing earnings into crypto just before the market took a massive hit earlier this year.
Watch Logan Paul talk about the crypto crash: