27 Jan 2023
Eric Nicksick, the coach of former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, has named potential opponents for his mentee's boxing debut.
Obviously, it makes sense to fight one of the big three first. That's Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. If Francis decides to fight one of those guys and suddenly loses, there's no shame in that loss.
Ngannou, 36, last fought in January 2022 at UFC 270, when he defeated Ciryl Gane by unanimous decision. In March, 2021, Francis faced Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. Ngannou won that fight by TKO in the second round. He has 17 wins and three losses under his belt.
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