FRANK WARREN won’t stand in the way of Tyson Fury taking part in a blockbuster crossover clash with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
The Gypsy King talked up a showdown with the Cameroonian clubber moments after his stunning knockout of Dillian Whyte at Wembley last month.
Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou talked up a shock bout last month
And co-promoter Frank Warren won’t stop The Gypsy King from pursuing the fight
Fury’s plans for a hybrid fight with the Predator have been poo-pooed by boxing fans, but Warren won’t advise him not to pursue the bout.
During a recent media event, the Queensbury Promotions Chief asked: “Would I be involved?
“We’re his worldwide promoter outside the U.S. He’s smart. He’s been very smart in what he’s done with his trainers.
“He got Ben Davison involved with him when he felt he had to lose the weight and when it come down to the nitty-gritty, he got on board Sugar Hill.
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“All I can do is give him the benefit of my advice. All I will ever tell him is what I feel he should do but I will not say you should do this.
“I wouldn’t even attempt to go there. He’s a smart individual and whatever he decided to do will be for the benefit of himself and his family and that’s how it should be.”
Knockout artist Ngannou is currently embroiled in a contract dispute with the UFC but is willing to sign a new deal with the MMA promotion if they allow him to box Fury.
During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Ngannou said: “The Tyson Fury fight has to be part of the discussion.
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“That’s not an option. It has to be part of the discussion because if that’s not part of the discussion, it will never be.
“If I sign another contract now, basically the same model of the contract, I’m screwed.”
Fury teased retirement after his stunning stoppage of Whyte but has yet to vacate the prestigious WBC heavyweight title.
And the Mexican sanctioning body plans to give the 33-year-old Brit a whole YEAR to decide his next move.
President Mauricio Sulaiman said: “We have one year to have the next mandatory fight.
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“At this moment, we will wait for the decision of Tyson Fury and then we will either do a series of fights – a boxing tournament – going into a final elimination.
“But at this time we’re going to wait because we don’t know the specific circumstances.”
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