The UFC’s number one ranked heavyweight, Cyril Gan, believes his former sparring partner and rival, Francis Ngannou, can pull off a surprise in his upcoming boxing match against current WBC world champion Tyson Fury.
“On paper the winner is Tyson Fury, but everyone knows the power of Francis and anything can happen in the fight,” the Frenchman said on another edition of The MMA Hour program. “I will definitely be rooting for Francis in this fight – hopefully he can surprise. That would be really crazy.”
“You saw the Mayweather and McGregor fight and Conor looked really good in it. He was able to prove himself. I don’t know how long Francis has been preparing for this fight, but he can pull off a surprise – it was his dream from the beginning. When he first came to France, he dreamed of becoming a boxer, not an MMA fighter. So, what if he did? Who knows.”
Recall that the ten-round boxing match between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou, in which the British boxer will not risk his title, will take place on October 28 in Riyadh.