Francis Ngannou Mocks Tyson Fury Despite Defeat After Epic Clash in Saudi Arabia

Francis Ngannou Mocks Tyson Fury Despite Defeat After Epic Clash in Saudi Arabia

Lukman Mumuni
October 29, 2023 at 5:27 PM
  • Francis Ngannou has reacted after his defeat to Tyson Fury
  • The Cameroonian fighter reminded Fury of his earlier comments
  • Fury won the fight after a split decision from the judges

Cameroonian MMA fighter, Francis Ngannou has taken to social media to react to an earlier comment made by Tyson Fury before last night's epic clash in Saudi Arabia.

Fury had described the fight as a mismatch, comparing the bout to a clash between a tennis champion and a table tennis player.

The British boxer labelled himself as Novak Dkjukovic while claiming Ngannou is a table tennis champ.

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Francis Ngannou knocks down Tyson Fury in their bout in Saudi Arabia. Credit: @@francis_ngannou
Source: Twitter
"I think he's a big fat sausage and I'll knock him spark out," Fury said in an earlier interview, as quoted by "I'm going to make it nice and short for him.
"It's like a table tennis champion facing Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, totally different."

Ngannou responded after the bout in Riyadh with photos of him knocking down the heavyweight champion.

"Table Tennis champion of the world," he wrote on social media.

After ten rounds of boxing, two judges scored the bout in favour of Fury, 96-93 and 95-94, while the other had it 95-94 for Ngannou.

There are talks of a second bout between the duo as many believe Ngannou was denied victory.

Gary Lineker insists Ngannou was robbed

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Former England striker, Gary Lineker has reacted to the verdict from the fight between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury.

Fury, the boxing heavyweight champion, defeated MMA fighter Francis Ngannou by a split decision in Saudi Arabia.

The historic bout travelled the distance as Ngannou surprisingly knocked down the 'Gypsi King', only for the boxer to rise up and finish the fight.

Ronaldo spotted restless during Ngannou-Fury fight

Sports Brief also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo was left restless as he watched the blockbuster bout between heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and MMA star Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.

The Al-Nassr forward was one of the high profile personalities in attendance for the historic fight.

Both Fury and Ngannou are friends of the former Manchester United star, making it difficult for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to pick a side.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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