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Deontay Wilder could hijack Tyson Fury fight plan after admission ahead of Helenius clash

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Deontay Wilder is open to having a crossover fight with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, with the mixed martial artist keen to try his hand at boxing.

An exhibition bout has previously been teased between Ngannou and Wilder's rival Tyson Fury. Ngannou entered the ring after Fury beat Dillian Whyte back in April, with both men wanting to face each other in 2023.

However, Ngannou admitted earlier this month that no talks have taken place over a fight with Fury, but he is still interested in a boxing match. "My career doesn’t depend on Tyson Fury or anyone else," Ngannou told ESPN. "My desire of boxing doesn’t depend on Tyson Fury.

I’m still going to do that. "I still want a boxing match in my career, a few boxing matches, and that’s something I’m going to engage in conversations [about] when it comes the moment.

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