Combat sports fans on Twitter are all saying thesame thing about Francis Ngannou’s controversial defeat to Tyson Fury last night.
Francis Ngannou lost to Tyson Fury in the battle of the baddest by split decision, a decision which has left many fans shocked.
It was Ngannou’s first-ever boxing match, and his performance was nothing short of wonderful. He even scored a knockdown on Tyson Fury and dominated quite a few rounds. Combat sports fans believe the former UFC Heavyweight champion was the rightful winner yesterday, not Fury.
The final results were:
The British former IBO super-middleweight world champion, Chris Eubank Jr., is one of those who have broken ranks. He scored the fight in Ngannou’s favor.
“Watching from ringside, I thought Ngannou won the fight. It was close, but he was the aggressor, landed heavier shots, and scored a knockdown,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Fury deserved to lose after having so much trouble against a man who has never boxed before… too much time filming Netflix specials, not enough time in the gym, I’m guessing. Unlucky Francis.”
Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion of the world, landed 71 of the 223 punches he threw. Ngannou, a 0-0 novice, landed 59 of 231. But after the ten rounds, Ngannou had landed 5 more power punches than Fury, not to mention delivered the only knockdown blow of the fight.
NBA superstar LeBron James was also stunned by the results.
Exactly why i don't watch boxing! C'mon man! 🤦🏾♂️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2023
See reactions from Twitter below.
Dropped the best heavy weights of this era on your debut.
You the peoples champ pic.twitter.com/RKxERb7rzk
— Jordan (@Jordan_Thirkle) October 29, 2023
You went there on your debut and knocked down Tyson Fury, the best heavy weight champion boxer in the world, but the judges robbed you of a win.
You are the people’s champ. King! 👑
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnifee) October 29, 2023
The world saw the robbery!!! You ae the people's Champ !! 👑
— 👨🏾🚀 (@ItzEliInit) October 29, 2023
You totally won that fight. One of the most moving performances I've ever seen in any sport. Great job.
— Sean Kernan (@Seanjkernan) October 29, 2023
You went in there on your debut and dropped one of the best heavy weights of this era 😭. King for a reason. pic.twitter.com/nKY8dwsWVn
— Lord Rxŋ 🦀 (@Rx_605) October 29, 2023
If they didn’t have fury uysk in the books already you would have won this fight
— Shaka (@_Shakabam) October 29, 2023
you and ksi are uncrowned champions
— KSI Fandom (@JJtheGoatKSIfan) October 29, 2023
You won that fight.
— Sarah O'Connell (@SarahO_Connell) October 29, 2023
Saw your first table tennis game 😂😂😂if you do it twice more youll be world champion in that as well
— Decapro (@ian_kathurima) October 29, 2023
Francis Ngannou’s post match reaction
“My training camp was only three and a half months and I came into this with an injury. But I don’t want to give excuses. I will look at what I can do next to improve my game to come back even better.
“I’m getting ready to come here and take over.”