Kamaru Usman gave advice to Francis Ngannou after the defeat

Former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, who lent Francis Ngannou two hundred thousand dollars before the Cameroonian’s last fight in the UFC, has advised his friend not to rush back into fighting after his knockout loss in a boxing match against Anthony Joshua.

“When my brother feels he is ready for it, we will talk to him,” the Nigerian said in an interview with Henry Sehudo. “We have corresponded a little bit but we will have a thorough conversation and I will advise him to take his time in coming back. At the end of the day, nobody but himself can say when it is time to come back because he is a professional. Like me, like you, he’s a professional, and he’ll know when it’s time.”

“He knows what he’s able to handle on his own, so I’ll just say take your time. There’s no need to rush because, as true competitors, we want to come back as soon as possible. We want to get revenge as fast as we can. We lose, we don’t like to wallow in the feeling of defeat, we don’t want to be defeated, so we aim to get right back into winning ways and that’s the sign of a champion”

Recall that the boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou, held on March 8 in Riyadh, ended in the second round with a knockout victory of the Briton, and before that “The Predator” managed to be knocked down twice.