Francis Ngannou fight is like ‘table-tennis champion’ playing Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon

Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, has compared Francis Ngannou’s chances in their upcoming fight to those of a “table-tennis champion” playing Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

The fight between Fury and Ngannou, a former UFC title holder, will take place in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night (28 October). While Fury’s belt will not be on the line, the bout is a professional contest that will affect each man’s boxing record. Ngannou, who comes from a mixed martial arts background, currently holds a record of 0-0.

During the weigh-in on Friday, Fury weighed 277.7lbs, while Ngannou weighed 272.1lbs. However, both men were clothed during the weigh-in.

After the weigh-in, the 35-year-old Fury made a bold statement about his Cameroonian opponent, calling him “a big, fat sausage” and confidently predicting a knockout victory. He stated, “[Ngannou offers] absolutely nothing. It’s like a tennis-table champion facing Djokovic in a Wimbledon final. Boxing is not about brawling; it is a gentleman’s sport, a sweet science that requires the ability to set up a knockout punch.”

It is worth noting that Djokovic is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, with 24 grand slam titles to his name. Fury’s comparison highlights the vast difference in skill and experience between the two fighters.

After the fight with Ngannou, Fury is contracted to fight unified boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk. However, Fury declined to discuss the bout, focusing solely on his upcoming match. He said, “We’re not talking about any other p***k in this world. We’re talking about Francis Ngannou tomorrow night. I’m gonna knock a motherf***** out, then I’m gonna take a week off. I don’t wanna hear from any of you guys about boxing. Let me have time with my family, then I’ll come and take out the little guy.”

Apologizing for his strong language, Fury stated, “I need to apologize. If there’s anybody out there who doesn’t like my language, get the f*** out that door!”

Earlier this week, Fury expressed his displeasure with the announcement of his fight with Usyk, which was revealed in September.


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