Saturday evening in Saudi Arabia took place an exhibition fight between Francis Ngannou known as “The Predator”, former UFC heavyweight world champion, facing Tyson Fury known as the “Gipsy King”, king of the discipline. And while all the specialists agreed that the Franco-Cameroonian fighter did not have a shadow of a chance, he took great pleasure in beating the odds. He managed to push Fury to his limits, more than resisting until the tenth and final round, and even sending him to the ground in the third round. An exceptional performance for a “beginner” in English boxing.
Neither of the two opponents having managed to knock out their opponent, it was the judges who had to choose a winner. And by two votes to one, it was the Gipsy King who finally won. A more than questionable choice, as Ngannou sometimes seemed to dominate the confrontation. Strongly criticized by many Internet users, the decision was questioned by Ngannou himself on his X account (formerly Twitter): “Tyson should thank the two judges (who voted for him, editor's note) who made me n I didn't win this fight. Despite everything, the fighter affirmed upon leaving the ring at the microphone of DAZN that he was ready to put on the gloves again to repeat the experience.