Fury Vs Ngannou Post-Fight Reaction – ‘Corrupt Shambles, Francis Won’
In the latest boxing news, Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou served up a thriller in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as the Gypsy King came through to win via a split decision.
However, the manner of the win and the result itself was heavily questioned. Ngannou defied the criticism that was coming his way to land the more telling shots, which resulted in a cut above Fury’s eye during the second round, as the MMA fighter’s left hook continued to land.
But the highlight of the bout emerged in the third. As the pair were exchanging, Ngannou landed a sweeping left hook which sent Fury crashing to the canvas.
Ngannou Drops Fury
FRANCIS NGANNOU KNOCKDOWN TYSON FURY IN ROUND 3‼️🥊🤯 pic.twitter.com/odMkoJ17Qa
— IFN (@IfnBoxing) October 28, 2023
That forced the Gypsy King to stay behind the jab, but Ngannou continued to rally late on in an attempt to secure a big win. Despite this being the case, Ngannou came up short on the scorecards as he lost via a split decision: 94-95, 96-93, 95-94.
And yet, the majority of the boxing/MMA community were clear that an injustice had been done.
“You have one guy who never boxed before and another who looked like he never boxed before. A complete novice, in everyone’s view, beat Tyson Fury. Ngannou won that fight. He just beat the lineal heavyweight champion, as crazy as that sounds to say. Forget Fury-Usyk; Ngannou just beat him. You got to give the rematch or let AJ end Fury’s career. Six rounds is all we need there.
“If Fury has to fight Usyk, we’ll fight Ngannou. All we need are three rounds. I’ve already messaged people about it. Easy fight for me to make. I know the demand for AJ versus Ngannou is huge. I have to speak to AJ. He wants to regain the heavyweight title but… we need just six rounds for Fury, three rounds for Ngannou,” Eddie Hearn
“My next fight is gonna be in the world of boxing. But f*** me it’s one corrupt shambles of a thing. Francis won that fair and square. Either way he won no matter what. Unlucky Fury… Not a bad fight. Goodnight,” Darren Till
“Watching from ringside I thought Ngannou won the fight. It was close but he was the aggressor, landed heavier shots & scored a knockdown. Fury deserved to lose after having so much trouble against a man who has never boxed before…Too much time filming Netflix specials not enough time in the gym I’m guessing. Unlucky Francis #FuryvsNgannou,” Chris Eubank Jr.
“Split decision…feels familiar. Tyson Fury lost and the boxing commentary biased af dumbasses they need to learn how to box,” Jake Paul
“Tyson wasn’t himself tonight, but he will next time,” Calzaghe continued with his theme of Tyson not being at his best. “I didn’t see anything in Ngannou [ahead of the fight]. I didn’t think he could box. He showed good form, he had good skills, and he was strong. The fight was a lot closer than I thought it would be,” Joe Calzaghe
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