Deontay Wilder vs Francis Ngannou talks underway one day after former UFC champion stunned Tyson Fury, confirms Malik Scott

The former UFC champion could be heading into another huge fight.

Deontay Wilder vs Francis Ngannou talks underway one day after former UFC champion stunned Tyson Fury, confirms Malik Scott
Deontay Wilder
Wilder and Ngannou could follow Saturday’s performance in Saudi (Picture: Getty)

Deontay Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott insists talks are already underway for ‘The Bronze Bomber’ to fight Francis Ngannou.

Ngannou turned in an excellent display in what was his first professional boxing fight on Saturday against Tyson Fury, the man widely regarded as the no1 heavyweight in the sport.

The former UFC heavyweight champion dropped Fury in the third round of their bruising encounter only to fall to defeat after a very controversial split decision from the ringside judges.  

The Cameroonian, who has a contract with MMA promotion PFL after leaving UFC at the start of the year, will now earn a top 10 rankling with the WBC after his superb display with no shortage of huge fights on the horizon.

Eddie Hearn has talked up the possibility of the 37-year-old taking on two-time world champion Anthony Joshua next – but another former champion in Wilder is also in the mix.

Scott, Wilder’s trainer, says talks over the fight happening have reignited in the last 24 hours with Wilder eager to get it done.

‘We’re already in communications about it,’ Scott told FightHype. ‘He’s an option now, and we’re going to see where things go.

Tyson Fury
Ngannou floored Fury in the third round (Picture: Getty)

‘He is an option we are seeking for now. Me personally, I believe he’s willing to do good business. I talked to Deontay about it. I believe he’s right there to be hit by Deontay.

‘He’s mature and poised, and for a guy with no professional fights as a boxer, he’s still big and strong.

‘In my opinion, he’s very dangerous. He’s a high-risk fight for anybody in my opinion. I believe him being that big and his novice ways it puts him in line to be hit by Deontay with a bomb.

‘We’ll write it up and orchestrate it to get him out of there if the opportunity comes.’

Wilder has not fought since his first-round knockout win over Robert Helenius 12 months ago.

There have been renewed efforts to agree a deal for him to fight Joshua after years of build-up but those plans have again been shelved – at least until next year.

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