Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has admitted he would be open to have a fight in MMA and name UFC stars Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou as potential opponents.
Joshua is set to face Joseph Parker on March 31 as he aims to unify the heavyweight boxing division.
That’s not the first time Anthony Joshua’s name pop up again in MMA. Last year UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, whose campaign to face rising boxing star, Anthony Joshua. Miocic got an epic response from Joshua, “Who the fooook is that guy”
Anthony Joshua just no-sold Stipe Miocic's proposal for a boxing match. pic.twitter.com/EsKOF4uc5V
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) June 15, 2017
Interestingly, last year, prior to his contest with Miocic, Francis also called for a boxing match with Anthony Joshua.
Anthony Joshua was speaking on Sky Sports’ boxing’s Toe 2 Toe podcast, where he discussed this exciting possibility: (Quotes via MMAMania)
“I feel like a good scrap would be, I think the guy from Congo [referring to Ngannou, who is actually from Cameroon], I think he just lost recently. Big unit, that’d be a good scrap. Then you’ve got Jon Jones, that’d be a good scrap.
”Yeah. I’d have to obviously have a couple of warm-up fights because you have to learn the submissions and stuff. But a fight’s a fight at the end of the day. Yeah man, I’d do it.”
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