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Fury praised Joshua's victory over Ngannou – the “Gypsy King”'s reaction was caught on video

ByИван Дунаев

Mar 9, 2024

Tyson Fury spoke about the bright performance of his compatriot.

WBC heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury commented on the spectacular victory of the former world championAnthony Joshuaover ex-UFC champion Francis Ngannou.

In the main fight of the boxing evening, which took place on the night of March 9 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Joshuaknocked outNgannou in the second round, having previously knocked down the MMA fighter twice.

“Today Joshua had an exhibition fight – it was a great show, and Usik and I are waiting for a fight for the title of absolute champion.

I am sure that Alexander Usik will have something to say about this. I had a weak performance against Ngannou. Joshua did fantastic and knocked him out with a right hand.

If he fights me after I beat Usyk twice, it will be a completely different game,” Fury said.

Note that the “Gypsy King” watched the Joshua-Ngannou fight from the arena hall in Saudi Arabia.The cameras captured his reaction after AJ knocked out his opponent.

It is noteworthy that in his last fight, Fury fought against Ngannou. On the night of October 29, 2023, the “Gypsy King” defeated the Cameroonian-French fighter by split decision, although he was knocked down in the third round.

Let us remind you that the Usyk-Fury fight was supposed to take place on February 17, but due to an injury the Briton received during one of the sparrings, it was postponed to May 18. The location of the battle for the “absolute” has not changed – the boxers will determine the strongest in Riyadh.

To avoid another breakdown of the fight, the organizers have established sanctions that will be applied to Usik or Fury if one of them does not will enter the ring on May 18. Boxersface a huge fineif they refuse to fight on the scheduled date.

The winner of the Usyk-Fury fight will become the first undisputed world champion in the heavyweight division in the 21st century.

The last “absolute” in the heavyweight division was Lennox Lewis, who achieved this status in 1999 when he defeated Evander Holyfield. Back then, the WBA, WBC and IBF titles were at stake. The WBO belt was recognized as equal in 2007, so the winner of the fight between Usyk and Fury will become the first ever “absolute” heavyweight with four major titles.

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