Floyd Mayweather Interested in Working with Francis Ngannou for Boxing Debut

ParallelDesk 01:52:49 PM, 27 April 2023

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International Boxing Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather has expressed his interest in working with Francis Ngannou as the UFC star looks to make his debut in the boxing ring. The announcement has been hailed as the best news the former UFC heavyweight champion has received since leaving the promotion, with UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier backing Mayweather's comments as a significant move for Ngannou. During an interview on DC Instant Reaction, Cormier stated: "[Floyd Mayweather] has gone on record to say, not only does he want to work and help Francis in that regard, but he wants to help him in the boxing realm. To me? A win. One of the biggest wins that I feel Team Ngannou has gotten since he decided that he was going to leave the UFC. The UFC has moved on." Cormier went on to say that Mayweather is the perfect person to help Ngannou maximize his earning potential, given that the boxer remains the highest-earning boxer of all time and has headlined five of the top ten best-selling pay-per-view events in boxing history. By working with Mayweather, Cormier believes that Ngannou could create a powerful partnership that will serve him well in the future. For his part, Floyd Mayweather is enthusiastic about working with Ngannou and has even indicated that he would like to sign the fighter to Mayweather Promotions. Speaking with BetOnline_ag, the boxing legend said, "I would love to work with him… If he wants to fight one of the top heavyweight guys, he should do it." Mayweather added that he believes Ngannou has the skills to defeat one of the top boxers in the heavyweight category, and he would be willing to help train Ngannou for his upcoming battles in the ring. Francis Ngannou became the first reigning UFC champion to leave the promotion since 2004, citing a lack of willingness from the UFC to allow him to participate in boxing matches as one of the reasons behind his departure. With Mayweather in his corner, Ngannou could benefit from a boost in name power and promotion that could take his career to new heights.

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