Mike Tyson meets up with new UFC champ Francis Ngannou who rules OUT fight with legend but open to Fury and Joshua clash

BOXING legend Mike Tyson has been snapped wearing Francis Ngannou’s UFC heavyweight title.

Cameroonian Ngannou ripped the 265lb belt from Stipe Miocic’s clutches last month with a brutal second-round KO victory in the main event of UFC 260.

Mike Tyson wears Francis Ngannou’s UFC heavyweight title
Francis Ngannou and Mike Tyson appeared to have a laugh during their latest meeting

Shortly after his historic victory, the newly-crowned heavyweight king was invited to make a second appearance on the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast.

Ngannou, 34, accepted the offer and gave Iron Mike the chance to wear the belt during their meeting.

The UFC’s first African heavyweight champion shared snaps of his latest meeting with Tyson and retired MMA star Brendan Schaub to his Twitter and Instagram pages.

The posts’ accompanying caption read: “It’s always a great time with the legend @MikeTyson. New @hotboxinpodcast episode drops soon.”

The ferocious Ngannou has drawn comparisons to a prime Tyson during his six-year stint in the UFC.

And the Batie brawler is honoured to have had his name mentioned in the same breath as The Baddest Man on the Planet.


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He told TMZ: “Every time that they compared me to Mike Tyson, you know for me it’s just an honour that they can attach my name to somebody like Mike Tyson.

“Growing up, hearing about Mike Tyson, even though I didn’t have a chance to see him fight because I was in a small village and we didn’t have a TV and stuff.

“It was very hard for us to have access of those stuff but as soon as I had a chance I just go on YouTube and keep watching Mike Tyson tape and I was so impressed by him and was just dreaming to become like him.”

The Predator wants to follow in Tyson’s footsteps by eventually entering the boxing world, although he has no intention of ever sharing the ring with the hall-of-famer.

Francis Ngannou has no intention of ever fighting Mike Tyson

When asked if he’d box Tyson, he replied: “I don’t want to fight Mike Tyson, but I would like to fight another heavyweight boxer such as Tyson Fury.”

He added: “This is in the future, it’s somewhere, definitely.

“I’m going to box; I have to box in my career.

“My main dream has always been the noble art and even though I deviated into MMA, which I love, I still have to fulfil something in boxing.”

Francis Ngannou claimed the UFC heavyweight title with a brutal KO victory over Stipe Miocic

UFC fans are hoping Ngannou’s next outing will be a blockbuster showdown with former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

But the mega-fight is being held up by an ongoing pay dispute between Jones and the UFC brass.

The heavy-handed Ngannou has been offered a June rematch with fan favourite Derrick Lewis.

But it’s understood he doesn’t want to perform a quick turnaround following a long and gruelling camp for his rematch with Miocic.

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