MMA fans are in for a cracker, as recent comments by Eddie Hearn suggest that we could all be in for a crossover between MMA’s and Boxing’s knockout artists who are set to take on each other later this year. Francis Ngannou vs Dillian Whyte is the fight to make, and the fans have been talking about it as long as one can remember. Two very powerful punchers of the game, both Ngannou and Whyte are known to put their opponents to sleep.
While the speculations are rife, it remains to be seen if the fight will eventually capitalize, and if it does, what will be the stipulations. Sports promoter Eddie Hearn, revealed interesting details behind the proposed bout during a conversation with SkySports.
Francis Ngannou vs Dillian Whyte can happen this year
It’s a match-up that’s certainly going to take both the boxing world and the MMA world with a frenzy. Francis Ngannou’s most recent performance came at UFC 249, where he knocked out the undefeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik in 20 seconds. While Dillian Whyte’s last appearance inside the ring came in December 2019, where he picked up a unanimous decision victory over Mariusz Wach.
“I’m going to be reaching out to Dana White and saying: ‘Tell me how this works? Can we actually do this? Are we doing it in a ring? Are we doing it in a cage? or Are we doing one round of each?”
Eddie Hearn revealed that he is interested, and will talk to UFC President Dana White in hopes of making it happen.
“It’s really got a lot of momentum and a lot of promise. I think there’s a really good chance it could happen.”
Ngannou carries great power in his hands, which can put any fighter to sleep. He has 11 wins via knockout, out of the 15 wins he has inside the octagon. Additionally, Ngannou’s last four fights have all ended in the first round. He has knockout victories over Curtis Blaydes, Junior Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, and most recently Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Dillion Whyte is very similar in his gameplan. His knockout-to-win ratio stands at 72% and has only lost once inside the boxing ring.
“When I first started discussing it, it was just something that had been mentioned. Fans of both disciplines have always said: ‘Whyte against Ngannou is a cracker'”
According to Eddie Hearn, the super fight between Dillon Whyte and Francis Ngannou will take place somewhere at the end of this year. Who do you think gets his hand raised when both the heavyweights face each other?