The Chinese boxer spoke about the possibility of organizing a fight with the Cameroonian in Saudi Arabia.
Zhang Zhilei may join the big boxing show that will take place in Saudi Arabia on December 23. According to the Chinese boxer, he was offered to fight former MMA fighter Francis Ngannou.
However, the Cameroonian refused to fight the interim WBO world champion in the heavyweight division.
“At first there were talks about me fighting Ngannou on December 23. And I thought: “Okay, this is a walk in the park for me. I will accept this fight.” But Ngannou did not want to fight.
And then what you see now happened. Big names like Anthony Joshua started to fill this card. This is what happened. I’m sure everyone’s schedule is set, but I will fight whoever is put in front of me. My team will decide on the opponent,” dailymail quoted Zhilley as saying.
Let’s remember that Krasyuk previously assured that Usyk did not intend to underestimate Fury after the Briton’s unsuccessful fight against Ngannou.
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