Discover the implications of the Ngannou vs. Fury rematch clause and its impact on the future of both fighters. Get the latest updates on this epic crossover boxing bout in Riyadh.
In a shocking turn of events, Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury are set to face off in a monster crossover boxing bout in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 28, 2023. The fight has already generated immense excitement and anticipation among combat sports fans worldwide. However, what has caught everyone’s attention is the existence of a rematch clause in their contract.
During a recent interview on The MMA Hour, Ngannou confirmed the presence of a rematch clause, but with a twist. The clause only applies if Ngannou emerges victorious in the fight. He stated, ‘Yeah, there’s a potential rematch clause. I don’t know exactly how to explain that language, but yes, there is a rematch inside it. For [if I win], definitely. But [if he wins], that’s what I don’t know. We will see how it goes. That’s why I have to win this fight. I have to do everything to get that rematch.’
This news might disappoint MMA fans who were hoping to see Ngannou compete in the cage rather than the ring. However, Ngannou reassured everyone that the rematch clause won’t affect his upcoming Professional Fighters League (PFL) fight, scheduled for the first quarter of 2024. He mentioned, ‘The second [Fury] fight would be after the PFL debut. Because the PFL fight is somewhere in the beginning of next year. Maybe in February or March of next year. I was talking with [PFL president] Pete Murray about it, and that’s the timeline.’
While Ngannou’s focus remains on his upcoming boxing match against Fury, there is speculation about the potential financial implications of a rematch. Considering the colossal payday of the original fight, it’s hard to imagine anyone jeopardizing such a lucrative opportunity to compete in the PFL. However, with Ngannou’s record-setting knockout power, it’s impossible to rule out the possibility of an upset.
As the fight draws closer, the pressure will undoubtedly mount on Fury’s camp to secure an immediate rematch in case of a loss. The stakes are incredibly high, and the outcome of the fight will shape the future of both fighters. With Fury being the overwhelming favorite, it will be interesting to see if Ngannou can defy the odds and claim victory.
Stay tuned for more updates on this epic clash between two heavyweight titans. This is a fight that no combat sports fan can afford to miss!
- Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury will face off in a crossover boxing bout in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 28, 2023.
- A rematch clause exists in their contract, but it only applies if Ngannou wins the fight.
- Ngannou’s focus remains on his upcoming PFL fight scheduled for the first quarter of 2024.
- The financial implications of a potential rematch are significant, given the massive payday of the original fight.
- Pressure will mount on Fury’s camp to secure an immediate rematch in case of a loss.
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