While definitely one of the most dangerous men on the planet when it comes to hand to hand combat, Francis Ngannou has a heart that is equally impressive. For the past few weeks Ngannou has been advertising a charity boxing fight against a Cameroonian comedian known as “Hoga”.
This weekend the fight went down, which despite being billed as a boxing match, was more or less a mock MMA fight. See the Ngannou – Hoga charity fight above.
To no surprise the pretend fight was completely one-sided, with Ngannou winning via submission due to strikes. The proceeds from the event would go directly to the Francis Ngannou Foundation, which helps Cameroonian children with opportunities they would otherwise not be able to afford.
In regards to his next actual fight in the UFC, Ngannou’s immediate future is somewhat uncertain. While most agree that the UFC heavyweight has done enough to earn a second chance to face reigning champion Stipe Miocic in a title rematch, that cannot be guaranteed.
UFC light heavyweight champion and all time great Jon Jones recently vacated his title in order to compete at heavyweight. It is very possible that Jones gets a title shot next, or even faces Ngannou in his first fight at heavyweight, as the two have been interested in competing against each other.