‘It is a totally different combat, totally different fight’

Stipe Miocic has revealed that he would love to check himself contained in the boxing ring in opposition to Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. The reigning UFC heavyweight champion has stated that boxing is all about approach, however he’ll make certain to show any encounter in opposition to Joshua or Fury right into a combat.

Throughout an interview with Ariel Helwani of ESPN, Stipe Miocic revealed his curiosity in a possible match-up in opposition to the 2 heavyweight boxers.

When requested why a combat in opposition to Joshua and Fury excites him greater than an encounter with Jon Jones, Miocic acknowledged the next and defined why Jones would really feel the identical means too:

“Oh yeah, would like to. Completely. It is a totally different combat, totally different fight. Boxing is all about approach but additionally I am going to make it right into a combat. Jon Jones can be the identical means, you understand.”

Stipe Miocic additionally added tha it will solely be honest for him to leap ship to the boxing world and probably face both Joshua or Fury. The reigning UFC heavyweight champion believes a bout in opposition to Joshua and Fury within the boxing world can be extra level-pegged than a combined martial arts combat.

“Completely. It is extra of a good combat.”

Stipe Miocic’s present focus is on Francis Ngannou for UFC 260

Stipe Miocic can be returning to the Octagon this weekend at UFC 260. The UFC heavyweight champion will as soon as once more defend his title in opposition to a well-known foe in Francis Ngannou.

Miocic is prone to be the underdog heading into this combat. Nonetheless, one actually should not overlook the reigning champion. On the again of a win over Daniel Cormier from his final combat, Stipe will intention so as to add one other important win to his resume and additional solidify his standing as the best heavyweight in UFC historical past.

Alternatively, Francis Ngannou has been on an absolute tear since dropping to Stipe Miocic the primary time round. The Predator has registered wins over Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and knocked out Jairzinho Rozenstruik in his final Octagon outing.

Printed 24 Mar 2021, 00:37 IST

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