FRANCIS NGANNOU is ready to end Tyson Fury’s search for an opponent and fight him NEXT.
The WBC heavyweight champion has been left in the lurch after talks to unify the division against Oleksandr Usyk collapsed earlier in the year.
So Ngannou urged the Gypsy King to put his money where his mouth is to end their years of online feuding.
He said: “Of course, it’s been like three years that we’ve been going back and forth on socials. Yes, I would be very happy to take that fight.
“It’s always what I wanted. But apparently Tyson Fury is pretty good at bouncing here and there, I don’t know exactly.
“But I’m here and I want that fight. So whenever he really want it, I’m here.”
Ngannou, 36, is free to make a move to boxing after leaving the UFC, who contractually prohibited the switching of sports.
The Cameroonian has instead signed with rivals The Professional Fighters League, where he is set to make his MMA return in 2024.
But first Ngannou is eyeing a mega-money boxing bout and was in discussions to face Deontay Wilder.
Although those negotiations were put on hold when Wilder, 37, entered advanced talks to fight Anthony Joshua, 33, in Saudi Arabia.
So Ngannou is looking back in Fury’s attention after the unbeaten boxer claimed he wanted a mixed-rules bout.
The former UFC champ confirmed talks to fight the boxing star but admits he is struggling to keep up with Fury’s social media antics.
Ngannou said: “I have seen a lot of comment from Tyson Fury, at this point I’m a little confused.
“I don’t know if he enjoys doing comments or enjoys fighting at this point. As I said, I’m here and I’m ready.
“My team has been working on getting in touch with him and his team, which we’re not there yet. But yes, we’re in the conversation.”