Fury And Ngannou Have Their First Presser – Key Quotes
In a crossover event that is bound to get people talking, Fury and Ngannou’s presser once again raised question marks over the competitive nature of the fight.
Fury’s Lack Of Risk
The ‘Gypsy King’s’ WBC belt will not be on the line, meanwhile, Ngannou will be making his boxing debut. And at a time when boxing fans are crying out for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, the bout will have to produce something out of the ordinary to keep fans at bay.
And yet, the presser did raise a few talking points. Will Ngannou be able to use the influence of Mike Tyson in his corner to great effect? And will Fury be able to hold his nerve, given that he is expected to win.
And in addition to that, there is the question of Oleksandr Usyk. The former holds three of the belts, WBA, WBO and IBF. And given that fans have not seen an undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999, the pressure will be on Fury to make the fight happen.
Regardless of what the case may be, both fighters had plenty to say.
Fury Vs. Ngannou Comments
“I’m absolutely honored to be fighting Francis. He’s going to be a very, very good fighting man. You can see that he’s massive. He’s in shape. He’s going to be a real challenge. It’s something different for me. I’m used to boxing boxers and boxing the head off of somebody. But fighting an MMA guy who comes in with a different style is going to be different.
“I can’t wait for it. It’s going to be an absolutely fantastic event. I’m honored that I’m a part of it, and I’m honored that Francis is a part of it. I’ve got to take my hat off to Francis for his story, where he’s come from, the fight, the grind, the determination and everything he’s put into it to get to where he is.
“I will give Francis the respect that he deserves as a warrior, as a man and as a world champion. He’s a big man. He’s very strong and powerful. And it’s in my interest to give it the 100 percent training in camp and bring in the best sparring possible for me,” Tyson Fury
“I am very excited. I am very happy. I have been dreaming of becoming a boxer since I was a kid. And today, I’m not just going to box; I’m going to box the guy at the peak of the mountain. Usually, I would not pay attention to what is going around. But this thing is so big that I can’t stop thinking about it. History is going to be made.”
“It’s something that I didn’t see coming, even though my dream was always there. I always hoped for it to happen some day. But I didn’t see it lay out this way as one of the biggest events of the world. This is not just a fight. We are going to open up Riyadh Season. So, it is a cultural event that we are fighting on. And we’ll just make this fight bigger and bigger. Nobody knows exactly what’s going to happen, but what I do know for sure is that I’m going to be out there hunting for that guy’s head to take it off. I can guarantee that,” Francis Ngannou