Tyson Fury lays down challenges to UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and WWE star Drew McIntyre even with Anthony Joshua in his sights

Tyson Fury may well have the biggest fight in heavyweight history with Anthony Joshua on the horizon, but he’s not limiting himself to boxing glory.

The Gypsy King has welcomed all comers from various sports as he remains in a bullish mood ahead of the AJ fight announcement.

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are fighting to be crowned undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion of the world

Fury and Joshua are expected to announce a deal to fight in Saudi Arabia in late July/early August anytime now and that’s been the case for nearly 10 days.

In the meantime, UFC heavyweight champion Francis Nagnnou has suggested he’d like to get in a boxing ring and face Fury or Joshua and the former is very much up for the challenge.

“This is a message to Francis Ngannou and UFC guys. Come on, if you want this Gypsy King money, you know where to come and find it. If you want some of this Gypsy King power, I’ll give it to ya. Anytime, any place, anywhere, seven days a week, twice on a Sunday you big, ugly dosser.”

Ngannou has also been challenged by Dillian Whyte recently, a heavyweight boxer who does have an impressive kickboxing background.

Tyson Fury welcomes the challenge of UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou

Fury has also appeared in WWE in recent years. He defeated Braun Strowman in his debut match – ironically, also in Saudi Arabia – and had plans to be at WrestleMania 36 before it was forced to take place behind closed doors.

Since then, Fury has been involved in an ongoing feud with Britain’s first-ever WWE champion, Drew McIntyre.

It’s been widely reported – and confirmed by Fury – that the pair were meant to meet in a major WWE pay-per-view in the UK, but the pandemic put those plans on hold.

Tyson Fury and Drew McIntyre have exchanged words in the past few months

In the same video where Fury addressed Ngannou, the WBC champion said he would happily face McIntyre, too.

“This is a special message to my long-haired boyfriend, Drew McIntyre, who can’t stop thinking about me and can’t stop talking about me. Drew, you want a good hiding, I’ll give it you, too. Anytime, any place, anywhere.”

Fury is likely to be tied up with this undisputed heavyweight title matchup for the rest of 2021. He’s contracted to face Joshua twice if everything goes ahead as planned and the second would no doubt be targeted for December.

Joshua vs Fury has not yet been officially finalised, but the main details have been agreed

However, with WrestleMania heading to Texas next April and fans expected to be back in full swing, it’s conceivable that Fury would take on McIntyre at that major event.

As for the Ngannou crossover, that one is harder to predict. Jon Jones is waiting in the wings to face the newly crowd champion in what would be a huge, money-spinning affair for UFC.