Boxing News at Five: Fury wants sit-down with UFC president after Wilder fight, Okolie has heavyweight ambitions

Boxing News At Five | 25 mins ago

Tyson Fury wants to wear four-ounce gloves to box a mixed martial artist in a cage, and Lawrence Okolie could move to heavyweight as early as next year

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AS more time passes, we are getting to know the extent
of Tyson Fury’s interest in mixed martial arts and starting to learn
just how serious he is about one day crossing over to MMA from boxing.

What began as a call-out of current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, and a desire to train with Conor McGregor, has since calmed somewhat. Now what we have is Fury, an interested spectator at UFC 246 in Las Vegas on Saturday, admitting a possible move into MMA is inspired more by the four-ounce gloves used than anything else.

This means Fury wants smaller gloves but no wrestling
or grappling. It means he would fight in a cage but not with MMA rules. It
means he would like to fight a UFC champion in a one-off fight but not start
from the bottom and work his way up. It means he would like any potential
switch from boxing to MMA to be on his terms and on one else’s.

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