In preparation for his October 28 mega- buck boxing superfight against Tyson Fury, former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou may undergo special training under the tutelage of former heavyweight boxer, Lennox Lewis.
Ngannou had earlier disclosed the possibility of getting some elite level pros to help him step up his game.
“I think getting some advice or some training from somebody like Lennox Lewis could be good. I love his boxing style, very basic but very sharp and efficient. One-two [punches], all that stuff, classic but very good.”
Unperturbed by Fury’s threat ahead of the clash, Ngannou said “He better just get ready for October 28th, because if he’s not taking this serious, I think he might get surprised and get some regret for his life. I’m coming for all, this is my moment.”
Expressing his eagerness to help Ngannou with a few boxing tips, Lennox Lewis said: “When I talked to Francis Ngannou a couple of months ago about his boxing training, I advised him on the importance of developing a really good jab.
“I am happy to support Francis and his team in their preparations for the upcoming fight with Tyson Fury in October. I am currently in talks with Team Ngannou and I am happy to give boxing advice alongside, my old friend. Mike Tyson”.
Ngannou recently left the UFC where he was the heavyweight champion to enter the free agent market because of his interest in chasing boxing superfights with the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Eventually, the Cameroonian-born Frenchman landed on a massive contract with the PFL, one that would guarantee him a big payday for future MMA bouts, while also leaving him free to pursue his boxing goals. A few months later, news broke that he had secured the kind of superfight he’d been looking for, an October bout against WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.