Middleweight Darren Till is preparing for his fight this weekend against former champion Robert Whittaker, but he’s also recently got some training in with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who might be eyeing a move to MMA and the UFC.
This past November video surfaced of both Fury and Till training together, where Till was captured working elbows and knees with the heavyweight boxing champion. During his meetings with the media this week, Till caught up with The Schmo and said that Fury is very serious about a move to the mixed martial arts world.
— The Schmo (@TheSchmo312) July 21, 2020
“Yes, 100%, he’s told me that. 100%. In the UFC, he wants Stipe [Miocic].”
Earlier this year both Fury and UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic were going back and forth through the media about a potential fight, even to the point where Miocic said a fight with Fury interested him more than a trilogy fight against Daniel Cormier. When asked about his thoughts if a Fury-Miocic fight could come together, Till had nothing but confidence about it and says he believes that Miocic will defeat Cormier at UFC 252.
Since Conor McGregor crossed over to face Floyd Mayweather in a boxing fight back in 2017, crossover talks have become more frequent between some of the best boxers in the world and some of the UFC’s very best fighters. Even more recently, newly-retired two-weight champion Henry Cejudo has called for a fight against rising boxing prospect, Ryan Garcia.
Recently, the UFC announced that Miocic will face Cormier at UFC 252 in August in a fight for the heavyweight title and coming into the matchup, both fighters have a win over each other, respectively. Meanwhile for “The Gypsy King” Tyson Fury, it was announced that his trilogy fight against former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place on December 19. Fury defeated Wilder by 7th-round TKO in their second meeting this past February.
If Fury and Miocic are both victorious in their trilogy fights, there could be more bantering and a call for a crossover fight between the two. If it is any indication from Darren Till, it seems like a real possibility that Fury could make a jump over to the UFC if he’s interested.
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