Francis Ngannou has commented on his defeat stating that ‘there’s not a question’ about whether he beat the Gypsy King or not.
Fury won by split decision, but Ngannou has spoken out during an interview saying that he absolutely won.
Imagine your first professional fight being with Tyson Fury, we have to give this man some credit!
The fight took place in Saudi Arabia, and despite losing to the British boxing sensation, fans were impressed with Ngannou’s performance in the ring.
It seemed as though Tyson was dominating the earlier rounds, but in the third round the UFC heavyweight champion landed a vital punch that changed everything.
He threw his left hand, which landed and left Fury dazed on the canvas.
It’s safe to say the fight was definitely a close call for Tyson, which you could tell when his name was read out as the winner, he didn’t exactly go wild.
Talking to ESPN MMA after the bout, Ngannou said: “If he was being honest, he would say that I won that fight.
“I won that fight.
“There’s not a question about it.
“I wasn’t expecting to just win like that in decision.
“There’s a structure, there’s a business out there.
“I did my best.
“Maybe next time I should just do better to convince people.”
Fans were shocked by Ngannou’s performance, and flooded the comments with respect for him.
One said: “Francis seems like a lovely man, showing himself a champion in and out of the ring.
“Fury could learn a bit by that guy’s behaviour.”
Another said: “I’ll admit it, this guy proved me wrong.
“Thought it was a joke fight.
“Never doubting Francis again.”
Even some fans of the Gypsy King said that it was clear that Francis won the fight.
One said: “Even us Fury fans know that Francis won that.”
However there were people who came to Tyson’s defence, agreeing with the judges' split decision win.
One person said: “People need to learn the rules of boxing.
“Ngannou was great but never outscored Fury.
“A knockdown doesn’t win a fight.”
However, conspiracists are suggesting that ahead of the highly-anticipated Fury vs Usyk, boxing fanatics wanted Fury to go into the fight still undefeated, claiming that this was the reason why he narrowly escaped a loss on Saturday night.Featured Image Credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images