FRANCIS NGANNOU has sent a chilling warning Deontay Wilder's way after being called out by the boxer.
Former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder recently challenged the free agent to back-to-back fights inside the boxing ring and MMA cage.
The challenge came a matter of weeks after former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou became a free man after failing to agree a new deal with the promotion.
And Cameroonian clubber Ngannou is happy to throw down with his fellow knockout artist, tweeting: “Welcome to the free world Bronze Bomber.
"I hope you are a man of your word. See you soon."
He added: “I said only boxing so he can keep his limbs.
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"Like I said we will see if he’s a man of his word."
Wilder's immediate future is currently up in the air as he's reportedly fielding offers after being left disappointed with the potential purse for a clash with Andy Ruiz Jr.
The American hasn't left Al Haymon's PBC stable but insists he's an "open agent".
He told 78SPORTSTV: “I have no problem with PBC.
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"We’re still thriving, we’re strong, and I think PBC still has some of the best fighters out there.
“I don’t have nothing against PBC, we’re still working together as far as I know of.
"Me and Al Haymon still communicate, ain’t no bad blood against none of us.
“I’m still part of PBC, still looking to do fights on PBC.
"I’m just an open agent, I’m an open fighter. I want to fight on all types of platforms. I’m willing to work with anyone in the business.”
Wilder hasn't fought since his brutal first-round knockout of Robert Helenius last October.
Free agent Ngannou, meanwhile, was last in action last January in his first and final defence of the UFC heavyweight crown against Ciryl Gane.
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