Khabib Nurmagomedov wishes Tyson Fury 'good luck' ahead of Deontay Wilder fight as UFC legend meets Cristiano Ronaldo

Khabib Nurmagomedov wishes Tyson Fury 'good luck' ahead of Deontay Wilder fight as UFC legend meets Cristiano Ronaldo

October 6, 2021

RETIRED UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov has wished Tyson Fury 'good luck' ahead of his maiden title defence.

The Gypsy King will defend his WBC strap against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning.



And boxing fan Nurmagomedov was quick to send the Brit a message after seeing him comment on his recent Instagram post with Cristiano Ronaldo.

He wrote: "@GypsyKing101 good luck this weekend."

Former lightweight champion Nurmagomedov believes the undefeated Fury is the pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet.

When asked who he thinks is the best boxer in the world, Nurmagomedov told ESN News: "Right now? I truly believe Tyson Fury is the best.

"Heavyweight and undefeated and he beat everybody.

"Like very close, like Canelo [Alvarez], [Oleksandr] Usyk, [Terence] Crawford, like all these guys very close.

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"Like just my opinion like top like Tyson Fury right now."

The heavyweight division was shaken up late last month when Oleksandr Usyk ended Anthony Joshua's second reign as unified heavyweight champion.

And Nurmagomedov would love to see the slick southpaw go toe-to-toe with the fleetfooted Fury.

He said: “I really want to see Usyk vs Fury. It’s gonna be a very good fight.

@gypsyking101 good luck this weekend

"He [Usyk] has very good skill and technique, Tyson Fury too.

“He is not like other heavyweights, more technique, his footwork is very good, his conditioning is very good, I really wanna watch Usyk against Fury.”

Fury, 33, put a beating on Wilder in their Sin City showdown last February, stopping the Bronze Bomber in the seventh round.

And The Gypsy King is planning on turning in an even better performance in their second desert dust-up.

Speaking after his grand arrival outside of the T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday night, Fury vowed: "I am going to knock him out, quick time.

"I think he's a real piece of s**t, a real piece of garbage.

"For that I might do it slow, I might take my beating him up and make him quit. I might force him to say, 'No mas.'"

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