‘I have To Regain What Boxing Took From Me’, Ngannou Mulls Another Boxing Bout Before A Return To MMA 


FORMER UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Zavier Ngannou is considering another bout before returning to his first love, mixed martial artist. 

The Cameroonian and French professional during a video on his YouTube channel published Saturday said “What’s next for me? Maybe a third boxing match,” Ngannou said 

Ngannou suffered the first knockout loss of his combat sports career last week in his sophomore boxing appearance against former two-time champion Anthony Joshua.

Ngannou, who is 0-2 in boxing after losing a split decision to WBC heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury last October, did not commit to his next move after the defeat to Joshua.

The Cameroonian has a contract with the PFL, said in February he planned to compete in MMA again and is expected to make his promotional debut against Renan Ferreira. However, Ngannou is also keen on proving himself in the ring.

“I feel like boxing owes me something now,” Ngannou said. “I have to regain what boxing took from me. I think my ego will not let me step back and let this go like this, without doing everything to … prove to the world that I am the man of the job, I can do it.”

The 37-year-old said he will use the Joshua loss to improve his craft.

“I slipped, but I didn’t fall,” Ngannou said. “I stumbled, I didn’t fall. I think if I go back, train, learn from it, and use it as an advantage, as experience for my personal growth, and for my professional growth, I think it will not be a loss. I will be able to reverse it and make it a victory – a life victory, not only a sports victory.”


Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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