Francis Ngannou punches more durable than Deontay Wilder and would knock out Tyson Fury if he made a boxing crossover, his supervisor has warned.
Ngannou will unify the UFC heavyweight championship in opposition to Ciryl Gane on Saturday night time in California - it's the last struggle on his contract with the combined martial arts organisation.
"My dream since I used to be a child was to turn into a boxer," Ngannou has stated whereas revealing a want to struggle Fury, the WBC champion.
His supervisor Marquel Martin informed Sky Sports activities: "Francis is harmful for Fury as a result of the most effective fighter to struggle Fury up to now is Deontay Wilder. Deontay is not identified for 'candy science' - he is identified for his devastating energy.
"With that energy, he was capable of efficiently land some (very onerous to do) energy photographs that put Tyson on the canvas a number of instances.
"I acknowledge it is very troublesome to hit Tyson. Nonetheless, if Francis was to place collectively six to 12 months on strictly boxing, I am assured Francis can be taught the mechanics and timing he'd have to land some energy photographs.
"Now, I've all of the respect on this planet for Tyson, however Francis hits means more durable than Deontay.
"That is not an opinion, that is a reality.
"Francis' energy has been measured and confirmed and the consultants concluded - he has the toughest punch on this planet."
Since Conor McGregor misplaced to Floyd Mayweather, a collection of MMA fighters have stumbled contained in the boxing ring together with Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley (who misplaced to Jake Paul) and Frank Mir (who was knocked out by Kubrat Pulev), though Anderson Silva discovered success in opposition to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
"The one factor that makes Francis completely different than different MMA fighters making an attempt boxing is Francis' attain and God-given energy - an excellent equaliser in instances of want," Martin stated.
"To not point out, it is Francis Ngannou - his mindset is like nobody I've ever identified. In any case he is been by in life, he has no worry. Defying odds is what he is constructed for."
Ngannou has stated forward of the ultimate struggle on his present UFC deal: "I all the time knew that I wished to get part of boxing in my profession earlier than the tip of my profession."
Martin stated: "Clearly UFC enterprise is precedence at his present state, however Francis may be very severe about boxing - that was his first dream. That is what he left Africa to learn to do. Not MMA. Lots of people do not know that."
What subsequent for Tyson Fury?
The unbeaten WBC champion stays locked in talks to struggle his obligatory challenger Dillian Whyte - the deadline to strike a non-public settlement, earlier than purse bids are known as, is Friday.
Anthony Joshua has triggered a rematch clause to struggle IBF, WBA and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk however a date and site haven't but been finalised.
Usyk's promoter Alexander Krassyuk informed Sky Sports activities this week that also they are speaking to Fury about assembly subsequent, and it stays an choice.
Sky Sports activities Boxing schedule
Sunday January 30 in Tulsa
Robson Conceicao vs Xavier Martinez - WBC super-featherweight title eliminator
Nico Ali Walsh
Saturday February 5 in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin - IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles
Saturday February 19 in Manchester
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
Frazer Clarke's professional debut
Saturday February 26 in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall - undisputed super-lightweight titles
Nick Campbell vs Jay McFarlane - Scottish heavyweight title
Saturday March 5 in Fresno
Jose Ramirez vs Jose Pedraza
Sunday March 20 in New York
Edgar Berlanga vs Steve Rolls