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When Francis met Deontay: Heavyweight power punchers embrace at UFC Performance Institute

What are the results when two of the very most powerful punchers in the annals of these respective sports meet? Why, a hug needless to say.

Between their respective careers, Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou can claim 53 collective knockouts in only 65 combined contests, a KO rate unrivalled among top-level heavyweight fighters in boxing and mixed fighting techinques but none of this would come without some hard graft in the fitness center, which is what Wilder is apparently doing as he seeks to rebound from his defeat to Tyson Fury last October.

Ngannou, meanwhile, continues to rehab from knee surgery he undertook earlier this season to repair a personal injury he suffered in the weeks before his latest UFC title defence against Ciryl Gane earlier this season and before a rumoured move of their own to the boxing ring, he got a chance to size up the Bronze Bomber if they came face-to-face this week at the UFC Performance Institute in NEVADA where Wilder happens to be training.

Two of the heaviest punchers on the planet meeting one another

Francis Ngannou Deontay Wilderpic.twitter.com/5TMvggREOk

Sherdog (@sherdogdotcom) August 4, 2022

Hey champ, Ngannou says from ringside in the brief clip posted to social media marketing. Whats up brother? replies Wilder.

Very little. How are you currently? Doing alright.

Blessings, blessings, blessings, says Wilder because the two share a hug. Good to meet up you, replies the Cameroonian.

The pleasure is mine. Have an excellent training.

Looking to get back the groove, responds Wilder because the clip involves a detailed.

Speaking by the end of May, Wilder indicated he intends to keep in boxing after previously suggesting he might choose to retire following his second defeat to Fury.

I cant stop the following, he said at the unveiling of a statue of him in his native Alabama, I have to continue my journey. I must, I must.

Its just been an incredible feeling, a lot of people trying and telling me Im important because lacking any American heavyweight boxing really isnt exciting, he put into Blue Blood Sports TV.An American heavyweight brings that excitement to the division, and all of the money flows. Ive had multiple people ask me another.

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