Francis Ngannou has reacted following his controversial spoil up decision loss to Tyson Fury this evening in Saudi Arabia.
Ngannou (17-3 MMA) and Fury (34-0-1 Boxing) squared off in the headliner of this afternoon’s DAZN Boxing pay-per-seek tournament. The bout used to be sanctioned as a legit boxing match, but Fury’s WBC heavyweight title used to be no longer on the line.
Francis Ngannou used to be returning to fight sports activities for the main time since edging out a unanimous decision salvage over Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in January of 2022.
Within the meantime, Tyson Fury had most previously competed in December of 2022, where he scored a tenth-spherical TKO victory over Derek Chisora. Sooner than that, ‘The Gypsy King’ used to be coming off a sixth-spherical TKO victory over Dillian Whyte.
Whereas mans followers and pundits believed that on the present time’s bout used to be nothing more than a tune up contest for Tyson Fury, that did no longer demonstrate to be the case. Irrespective of it being his first ever legit boxing match, Francis Ngannou stood toe-to-toe with the reigning WBC heavyweight champion for ten straight rounds, even shedding ‘The Gypsy King’ with a left hand in spherical three.
It used to be an unbelievable performance from Ngannou, but despite his efforts, he danger up on the shedding conclude of a hotly debated spoil up decision.
Official Result: Tyson Fury def. Francis Ngannou by spoil up decision (96-93, 95-94, 94-95)
Quickly following the conclusion of tonight’s spectacle, Ngannou took to social media where he shared the next reaction to his legit boxing debut.
“Tyson must silent utter thank you to these 2 judges because I didn’t salvage this fight 🙄”
Francis Ngannou later shared the next submit:
Desk Tennis champion of the enviornment ☝🏿 #FuryNgannou pic.twitter.com/HmMZCcVYfR
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) October 29, 2023
“Desk Tennis champion of the enviornment ☝🏿”
In some unspecified time in the future of his submit-fight interview, Ngannou called for a rematch with Fury. Whether or no longer ‘The Gypsy King’ will entertain that thought remains to be considered.
What did you suspect of Francis Ngannou’s legit boxing debut? Attain you also will most doubtless be feeling he did ample to warrant a decision salvage?