Previous boxing champ and distinguished expert Andre Ward is still in shock from what Francis Ngannou performed in the boxing ring versus Tyson Fury.
In spite of being an enormous wagering underdog, Ngannou battled the lineal heavyweight champ to a split choice in their 10-round boxing match in Saudi Arabia. With the previous UFC champ and present PFL fighter considering future boxing bouts with other huge names, Ward will not count Ngannou out versus any heavyweight fighter moving on.
“Styles make battles, and we need to see, however after what he made with Fury, I’m not going to compose him off any longer,” Ward stated on The MMA Hour“It’s a wait and see proposal for me at this moment.”
Regardless of being totally suspended in the accumulation to his battle with Fury, Ngannou carried out well beyond expectations, even floor covering Fury with a huge shot in the 3rd round, leaving lots of thinking that Ngannou won the battle.
In the end, Fury got 2 of the judges’ cards in his favor. Ward, in the beginning, wasn’t even seeing the battle due to the fact that he anticipated a Fury landslide. After a cardio exercise, Ward instantly got to the tv to view what lots of saw as the unimaginable heading into the battle.
“I didn’t see that at all,” Ward stated. “I’m normally ideal on, or someplace in the ballpark, and I was at a health club and I didn’t provide him a shot in the very first 2 or 3 rounds. I’m taking a look at everyone, and I’m like, ‘Fury is gon na bring him. He’s going to offer individuals in Saudi their cash’s worth and after that he’s going to step it up and complete him midway through the battle, [round] 6, 7, someplace around there.’
“I get on the Stairmaster, I’m doing my 20-30 minutes, however I’m examining and I’m like, I do not see anyone responding. The battle is not over. I scream over, I’m like, ‘The battle is still going?’ And the search their face– they look, they state, ‘Oh yeah, it’s going and Fury might be losing.’ I’m like, ‘No.’ I leave the Stairmaster, right after that he gets dropped. I simply could not think it, and it was a genuine knockdown. I do not understand what to make from it.
“I got to offer him his credit. He should have every bit of what he is getting. I understand he’s going to have another huge battle or 2. He stated he made more cash because battle than he carried out in his entire UFC profession. That’s what it’s about, specifically as you begin growing older. I do not have the words. I do not understand how that took place.”