Former UFC heavyweight titleholder Francis Ngannou, who suffered a controversial defeat in his boxing match against reigning world boxing champion Tyson Fury, is confident that he has emerged victorious against the Brit.
“If he was honest, he would have said I won that fight,” “The Predator” said in a post-fight interview. “I won this fight, there’s nothing to discuss. Even before I got in the ring, I knew that if the fight went to a decision, I wasn’t going to win – not because I’d be bad, but because I’m the new guy in the house”
The fight between Fury and Ngannou, which took place the day before in Riyadh, went the full distance and ended in a split decision with scores of 96-93, 95-94 and 94-95 in favor of “The Gypsy King,” who was knocked down in the third round and gave a highly unconvincing performance.
“Tyson should say thank you to these two judges for I didn’t win this fight,” the Cameroonian wrote on social media, posting a photo capturing the Brit’s fall. “Now he’s the world table tennis champion.”
Recall that already on December 23, Tyson Fury is waiting for a unification fight with Ukrainian Alexander Usik, which will determine the absolute world champion in heavyweight boxing.