Francis Ngannou’s Next Step Could Be In The World Of Influencer Boxing Reveals Sauerland
Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou recently left the world’s leading MMA promotion after failing to agree on a new deal, despite being offered a contract that would’ve made Ngannou the highest-paid heavyweight in UFC history.
Ngannou’s next move is currently unknown although he has previously mentioned his intentions to compete in a professional boxing ring and face the likes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
Ngannou will be a very ‘hot’ free agent and is likely to be made a variety of different offers including MMA competitors PFL, the BKFC (Bareknuckle fighting), and boxing promoters who may also be interested in signing him.
In an interview with ProBoxingFans, Kalle Sauerland has revealed that his influencer boxing company ‘Misfits Boxing’ has also thrown themselves into the mix and are actively engaged in discussions with Ngannou’s team.
“I’d love to sign him and I think he would fit perfectly into our crossover stuff including Misfits.”
Sauerland is keen on matching Nagnnou with Derek Chisora “I think we could build him on there and bring over Derek Chisora, a big fight like that. There are several big fights out there for him, I believe that Mams (Taylor) is speaking to their people.”
Options for Ngannou in the boxing world are not limited to just Chisora though. Dillian Whyte and Francis Ngannou famously took part in a ‘heated’ unreleased ‘face off’ type video that never went live due to Ngannou’s contractual commitment to the UFC at the time.
Whyte’s background in MMA and Kickboxing means that he brings an alternative option for Ngannou to the table. Whyte and Ngannou could meet in an innovative martial arts hybrid clash or a two-fight deal which includes the squared circle and the octagon.