With just one fight in professional boxing, former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou, has joined the ranks of the WBC’s top heavyweight boxers, ranking tenth in the division’s official rankings.
This was officially announced by representatives of the “World Boxing Council”.
“Francis Ngannou did an outstanding job of dropping the reigning world champion and the WBC Governing Council has decided to rank him tenth in the heavyweight rankings,” reads the official WBC statement.
On October 28 in Riyadh, Francis Ngannou made his professional boxing debut, not only standing the full distance against Briton Tyson Fury, but also knocking the Briton down in the third round. At the end of ten competitive rounds, the judges gave the victory to the “Gypsy King” by split decision, and the audience met this verdict with an unhappy roar.
As a result, the organizers had to postpone for two months originally scheduled for December the fight for the title of absolute world champion in heavyweight boxing between Tyson Fury and Alexander Usik, which will be held on February 17.
The British boxer has already stated that after the fight with the Ukrainian will give a rematch to the Cameroonian, and if Fury defeats Usik, Ngannou will be able to officially claim at least the WBC title, which was not at stake in the first match.