There is a rematch clause in the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou contract and a loss would go on both men’s professional records.
Fury and Ngannou are ready to crash on october 28 in a boxing match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
More details about the fight came to light when former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou appeared on the mixed martial arts hourspeaking with journalist Ariel Helwani.
Ngannou was asked if there is a rematch clause for his fight with Fury and he replied: “Yes, there is a possible rematch clause, but I don’t know exactly how to explain that language, but yes, there is a rematch within it. .”
Helwani then followed up by asking if Ngannou beats Fury he would have to fight him again and the Cameroon man said: “For that one, definitely.”
He was then asked what happens if Fury hits him and he replied: “That’s what I don’t know, we’ll see how it goes.
“That’s why I have to win this fight, I have to give it my all to get that rematch as well.”
Although, Ngannou did confirm that if there is a rematch, it will come after their PFL debut (Professional Fighters League), a rival MMA organization to the UFC, which will take place in February or March early next year.
Before this fight with Fury was announced, promoter Eddie Hearn had claimed that it would only be be an exhibition fight.
But, Ngannou has now hit back at Hearn, explaining that this will be a real fight that will appear on both his and Fury’s professional boxing records.
“How did Eddie Hearn know about this to give all the details? I don’t remember him being around the table talking about this fight,” Ngannou said.
“What I can say is that he doesn’t know anything about it, the only thing he knows is what he’s heard like you and other people, that’s clear, he doesn’t know anything.
“This is a real fight that is happening, the only difference is that there is no title at stake, but it is a real fight, it is on our record.”
Asked for confirmation that it will go on his and Fury’s professional records, Ngannou said: “Yes.”
Talking about why Fury The WBC world title is not at stakeNgannou explained that involving the WBC would have made negotiations too complicated and could have jeopardized the fight.
But he did reveal that there is still the possibility of another discussion to put the title on the line now that the fight has been made.