Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou debuted in professional boxing against Tyson Fury. Many expected Tyson Fury, the reigning WBC champion and lineal heavyweight champion, to win easily. However, Ngannou had a different plan and surprised everyone.
Ngannou’s intentions became clear from the beginning. He wasn’t there just to show up, he was there to compete. The outcome of the match was unexpected as it was a split-decision victory for Fury. This decision caused a lot of controversies as many spectators and experts felt Ngannou should have won.
Reason for Fury vs Ngannou post-fight presser cancellation
The former UFC heavyweight champion surprised many with his outstanding boxing skills. He even knocked down Fury in the third round which was a big surprise. The post-fight talk of the bout was focused more on the decision’s legitimacy rather than on Tyson Fury’s win.
Controversially, after the match, Tyson Fury’s press conference was canceled, further adding to the controversy. Both fans and professionals in the boxing community shared their views. Many debated whether Ngannou was denied a crucial victory and if that was the reason for the cancellation.
Tyson Fury has another fight scheduled for December 23 against unified boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk. However, after the tough match with Ngannou, Fury’s readiness is in doubt. Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, hinted that a rematch between Fury and Ngannou might be possible after Fury deals with Usyk.
The Fury-Ngannou match was expected to be straightforward for The Gypsy King. However, it has turned into a hot topic in boxing due to Francis Ngannou’s performance. The boxing community is now eagerly anticipating the next move. One thing is clear: Francis Ngannou has made a significant impact in professional boxing and is expected to be ranked in the WBC rankings in the next update.
Oleksandr Usyk’s reaction to Tyson Fury knockdown
Oleksandr Usyk is a top heavyweight contender who holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts. Post-match, he shared his thoughts on Ngannnou-Fury. He was one of the many celebrities present at the event. Cameras had earlier caught his surprise when Ngannou floored Fury in the third round of the bout.
Talking to Fight Hub TV, Usyk said about the fight, “I think it’s a show. Maybe Tyson Fury is not serious. It’s a MMA fighter, blah, blah, blah.” However, Oleksandr Usyk was shocked. He saw Tyson Fury narrowly win against former MMA star, Francis Ngannou.
Ngannou challenged Fury throughout the match. In the early rounds, Ngannou struck hard. He even caused a cut on Fury’s forehead. A left hook from Ngannou knocked Fury down. This added to the suspense.
Though Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title, many questioned his readiness for Usyk. Promoter Frank Warren gave a hint that suggested the Fury-Usyk fight might be delayed.
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