What occurs when two of essentially the most highly effective punchers within the historical past of their respective sports activities meet? Why, a hug after all.
Between their respective careers, Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou can declare 53 collective knockouts in simply 65 mixed contests, a KO charge unrivalled amongst top-level heavyweight fighters in boxing and combined martial arts — however none of that may come with out some arduous graft within the fitness center, and that is what Wilder seems to be doing as he seeks to rebound from his defeat to Tyson Fury final October.
Ngannou, in the meantime, continues to rehab from knee surgical procedure he undertook earlier this yr to restore an harm he suffered within the weeks earlier than his most up-to-date UFC title defence in opposition to Ciryl Gane earlier this yr and forward of a rumoured transfer of his personal to the boxing ring, he bought a chance to measurement up the ‘Bronze Bomber’ after they got here face-to-face this week on the UFC Efficiency Institute in Las Vegas the place Wilder is at present coaching.
Two of the heaviest punchers on the planet assembly one another 💥
Francis Ngannou 🤝 Deontay Wilderpic.twitter.com/5TMvggREOk
— Sherdog (@sherdogdotcom) August 4, 2022
“Hey champ,” Ngannou says from ringside within the transient clip posted to social media. “What’s up brother?” replies Wilder.
“Not a lot. How are you?” “Doing alright.”
“Blessings, blessings, blessings,” says Wilder as the 2 share a hug. “Good to fulfill you,” replies the Cameroonian.
“The pleasure is mine”. “Have a great coaching.”
“Making an attempt to get again within the groove,” responds Wilder because the clip involves an in depth.
Talking on the finish of Might, Wilder indicated that he intends to proceed in boxing after beforehand suggesting he could choose to retire following his second defeat to Fury.
“I can’t cease proper right here,” he mentioned on the unveiling of a statue of him in his native Alabama, “I need to proceed my journey. I’ve to, I’ve to.”
“It’s simply been a tremendous feeling, so many individuals reaching out and telling me I’m essential as a result of with out an American heavyweight boxing actually isn’t thrilling,” he added to Blue Blood Sports TV. “An American heavyweight brings that pleasure to the division, after which all the cash flows. I’ve had a number of individuals ask me to come back again.”