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Deontay Wilder Expresses Curiosity and Conditions for Potential PFL Showdown with Francis Ngannou

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Deontay Wilder Ngannou Fight

Deontay Wilder is intrigued by the prospect of a landmark crossover fight with Francis Ngannou. However, he’s awaiting further details from the PFL on the proposed “mixed rules” format.

PFL’s co-founder Donn Davis has shown keen interest in organizing a unique bout that blends different fighting styles, following Ngannou’s commendable performance against Tyson Fury in a boxing match last October. Wilder, while interested, acknowledges his lack of clarity regarding the specifics of such a fight.

Wilder, in a conversation with Lucky Block (as reported by DAZN), expressed his willingness to step into the cage but emphasized the need for a clear understanding of the “mixed rules.” “What exactly does ‘mixed rules’ mean? What’s allowed and what isn’t?” he pondered.

Wilder suggested the possibility of having one boxing match followed by an MMA fight, where the established rules of each sport would apply.

Having previously engaged in a trilogy of fights with Fury, resulting in a draw and two victories for Fury, Wilder is no stranger to high-profile matchups. He is scheduled to face Joseph Parker on December 23 in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, Ngannou’s future in the combat sports arena remains uncertain.

The idea of Ngannou welcoming Wilder into an MMA setting is tantalizing for fight fans, yet there are details to be ironed out.

Wilder reflected on the complexities of combining boxing and MMA rules. “When you blend two sports, you need a new set of rules, which can be both exciting and a bit perplexing,” he observed. Wilder remains open to the idea, stressing the importance of both parties understanding and agreeing on the rules before proceeding.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Deontay Wilder Ngannou Fight

Who is Deontay Wilder open to fighting in a PFL crossover bout?

Deontay Wilder has shown interest in a crossover fight with Francis Ngannou, under the PFL banner, contingent upon understanding the specifics of the proposed “mixed rules.”

What are the concerns Wilder has regarding the mixed rules fight?

Wilder’s primary concern is understanding the specifics of the “mixed rules” format proposed for the fight. He wants clarity on what’s permitted and prohibited in this unique blend of boxing and MMA rules.

Has Deontay Wilder previously fought against Tyson Fury?

Yes, Deontay Wilder has faced Tyson Fury in a notable three-fight rivalry, which included a draw and two wins for Fury.

When is Deontay Wilder’s next scheduled fight?

Deontay Wilder is set to face Joseph Parker on December 23 in Saudi Arabia.

Is there a confirmed next fight for Francis Ngannou?

As of now, Francis Ngannou’s next fight, including the combat sport he will participate in, remains undecided.

What is the significance of a mixed rules bout between Wilder and Ngannou?

A mixed rules bout between Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou represents a unique and intriguing blend of boxing and MMA, appealing to a broad base of combat sports fans.

More about Deontay Wilder Ngannou Fight

  • Deontay Wilder’s Career Highlights
  • Francis Ngannou’s Boxing and MMA Journey
  • Understanding PFL’s Mixed Rules Concept
  • Wilder vs. Fury Trilogy Review
  • Overview of Combat Sports Crossover Fights
  • Preview of Wilder vs. Parker Fight
  • Future of MMA and Boxing Collaborations

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crossover_king December 21, 2023 - 7:06 pm

these crossover fights are getting crazy, love it! Boxing and MMA together, who would’ve thought?? Wilder could surprise us all in the cage.

fightfan_44 December 21, 2023 - 7:17 pm

man, Wilder vs Ngannou, that’d be epic!!! But what are these ‘mixed rules’ anyway? sounds confusing but kinda cool.

sportsjunkie101 December 21, 2023 - 7:32 pm

really want to see this fight happen, wilder’s got mad skills but can he handle MMA style? ngannou’s no joke in the cage.

boxingfanatic December 22, 2023 - 10:16 am

Wilder’s still got it, saw him against Fury, guy’s a beast. But MMA, that’s a whole different ball game, isn’t it?

punchdrunk December 22, 2023 - 3:28 pm

ngannou vs wilder, this is what the fight world needs. But pfl needs to sort out the rules, can’t just throw them in a cage and say ‘go for it’.


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