Tyson Fury urged by UFC star Tom Aspinall to fight Francis Ngannou in mixed-rules bout including low kicks and clinching

TYSON FURY has been urged by UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall to fight Francis Ngannou in a mixed-rules bout.

Fury announced his retirement from boxing in April after knocking out Dillian Whyte, 34, at Wembley.


But the British boxing legend confirmed he would still fight in crossover spectacles and challenged UFC champion Ngannou, 35.

Fury, 33, called for a boxing bout with slammer 4oz MMA gloves on.

But Aspinall wants to see the two codes collide with kicking and clinching involved.

He told Sky Sports: "I would be interested to see if them two fought, I'd like to see the fight, that would be awesome.

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"Little gloves for sure, five-minute rounds, that would make it a little bit even.

"I think they should do like first round boxing only, second round like boxing and low kicks and third round boxing, low kicks and clinching, something like that would make it a bit more even.

"If it's going to be boxing with little gloves on I think it makes it more even to a degree but still, you're talking about one of the best boxers that has ever lived. The chances are still pretty small.

"Obviously Ngannou hits like an absolute truck, he still has a puncher's chance, bit if you put a couple of kicks in there and a bit of clinching and give minute rounds it would even it out a bit."

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Fury has snubbed a switch to MMA in the past and prefers a striking-only bout.

But the heavyweight hero has trained in Aspinall's gym with UFC middleweight Darren Till, 29, before.

Aspinall, 29, said: "I've grappled with him before, he's interested in it.

"I know he's done bits of grappling, bits of kicks before, he was down in our gym training.

"He's definitely got an interest in it. I'd love to see it though."

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