WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford has warned former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou against trying to set up a boxing fight with the top heavyweights in boxing.
Listen, that guy is a puncher. He’s doing his thing in MMA, but it’s different over there, calling out the top heavyweights of the world today. I don’t see him having a chance with either one of those guys, and that’s just being honest. MMA and boxing are two different things. Deontay Wilder, he hits you, you’re going to sleep.
Ngannou last fought against Frenchman Ciryl Gane in January 2022 at UFC 270. Francis won that fight by unanimous decision. In January of this year, Ngannou left the UFC as a free agent and recently signed with the PFL.
Ngannou made his MMA debut against Rachid Benzina in November 2013 as part of the 100% Fight Promotions. Francis won that fight by first-round painful hold. He has 17 wins and three losses under his belt. Ngannou fought his last MMA bout in January 2023, defeating Ciryl Gane by decision at UFC 270.