Stipe Miocic revealed he would like to test himself inside the boxing ring against Anthony Joshua and Tyson fury. The reigning UFC heavyweight champion has said boxing is all about technique, but he will make sure to turn any meeting against Joshua or Fury into a fight.
In an interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Stipe Miocic has revealed his interest in a potential match against the two heavyweight boxers.
When asked why a fight with Joshua and Fury turns him on more than meeting Jon Jones, Miocic said the following and explained why Jones would feel the same too:
“Oh yeah, I would love it. Absolutely. It’s a different fight, a different fight. Boxing is about technique but also I’ll make it a fight. Jon Jones would be the same way, you know.”
Stipe Miocic also added that it would only be fair for him to jump into the boxing world and potentially face Joshua or Fury. The reigning UFC heavyweight champion believes a fight against Joshua and Fury in the boxing world would be more balanced than a mixed martial arts fight.
“Absolutely. It’s more of a fair fight.”
Stipe Miocic’s current focus is on Francis Ngannou for UFC 260
Stipe Miocic will return to the Octagon this weekend at UFC 260. The UFC heavyweight champion will once again defend his title against a familiar foe Francis Ngannou.
Miocic will likely be the underdog leading this fight. However, we should certainly not forget the defending champion. With a win over Daniel Cormier in his last fight, Stipe will aim to add another vital victory to his resume and further solidify his status as the greatest heavyweight in UFC history.
On the other hand, Francis Ngannou has been in tears since his first loss to Stipe Miocic. The Predator recorded victories over Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and knocked out Jairzinho Rozenstruik in his last outing in the Octagon.