Floyd Mayweather open to helping Francis Ngannou with boxing transition: “I would love to work with him”

By Lewis Simpson - April 20, 2023

Floyd Mayweather recently expressed willingness to help Francis Ngannou with his highly-anticipated boxing transition.

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Ngannou decided to part ways with the UFC as the then-heavyweight champion after failing to agree with the company. As per White, Ngannou rejected a deal that would have made him the highest-paid heavyweight in the promotion’s history.

The Cameroonian has always admitted that his dream as a young boy in Africa was always to become a world champion in boxing before being introduced to mixed martial arts in Paris, France.

During an interview with BetOnline.ag, Mayweather ran through several conversations which featured the current state of the sport of boxing, advice for the younger generation, and MMA fighters making the crossover to compete between the ropes. Deep into the conversation, Ngannou was the individual to be singled out by Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather interested in coaching Francis Ngannnou

“I would love to work with him, actually,” Mayweather said. “I would love to work with him; I would love to sign him to Mayweather Promotions. Very skilled guy, he was unbelievable from the highlights that I was able to see in MMA. I would like to work with him someday. If he wants to fight one of the top heavyweight guys, he should do it.”

Mayweather boasted an undefeated (50-0) record before hanging up the gloves professionally in 2017. Since then, the 46-year-old has still been heavily involved in the sport, both coaching and actively competing in lucrative exhibitions. He revealed that he’d be willing if an opportunity presented itself to coach Ngannou.

“Absolutely,” Mayweather answered. “It’s gonna take a while…I mean, I can’t say it’s gonna take a while because in the heavyweight division, it takes just one shot. At any weight class, actually, it takes just one shot. So, with his size and his strength and his power, anything can happen…he’s powerful, and with his power and his toughness, he’s able to make some noise in the heavyweight division.”

Quotes via Sherdog

Mayweather’s exhibition tour is expected to continue, with “money” teasing that his next fight will take place in the United States, but he remained timid in revealing any further details. After defeating Conor McGregor in his last pro contest, Mayweather has featured in six exhibition bouts since then against Tenshin Nasukawa, Logan Paul, Don Moore, Mikuru Asakura, Deji Olatunji and Aaron Chalmers,

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