“Slowest heavyweight I have ever seen” - Francis Ngannou’s "joke" of a boxing workout less than 4 weeks out from Tyson Fury clash has fans concerned
Francis Ngannou is preparing for his first-ever professional boxing match. The 12-round contest against Tyson Fury is scheduled for October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The fight marks the 37-year-old Cameroonian's return to combat sports after leaving the UFC in January. However, since Ngannou began his training for the transition into the squared circle, there's been doubt among boxing fans about his prospects against 'The Gypsy King'.
A week ago, 'The Predator' engaged in an open sparring session with his mentor Mike Tyson to showcase their progress. However, the training footage failed to captivate the fans. In fact, Tyson Fury's father labeled it as embarrassing and anticipated that Ngannou would face a comprehensive defeat against his son.
A recent video shared by Top Rank Boxing on X (formerly Twitter) featured Francis Ngannou engaging in padwork training.
Check out the video below:
However, the video has led to concerns among fans about his chances against the WBC heavyweight champion.
One fan wrote:
"I could see Tyson proving a point and knocking him spark out as well especially since Mike Tyson is in his corner."
"Bro this has to be a joke he has to be playing into the bad pad work scheme at this point"
Check out some more reactions below:
"Jesus Christ he is the slowest heavyweight I have ever seen including journeymen.."
"Naaa Francis Ngannou getting smoked man 🤦♂️"
"Man this aint gone be funny how much of a mismatch this is going to be smh. I like Ngannou but sheesh"
Francis Ngannou doubts Tyson Fury's ability to face Oleksandr Usyk after he's done with him
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to compete for the undisputed heavyweight championship. 'The Gypsy King' recently confirmed the official signing of an agreement for a title unification fight, with a tentative date of either December 23 or sometime in January 2024.
Before focusing entirely on the heavyweight championship bout, Fury is scheduled for a non-title superfight against Francis Ngannou. However, the former UFC heavyweight champion seems to have brushed aside the idea of Fury facing Usyk following their clash.
'The Predator' playfully poked fun at the WBC heavyweight champion in a recent X post:
"I don't know what's the minimum medical suspension in boxing but I really don't understand how Tyson can fight in December after what's going to happen on 10/28 🤔 #FuryNgannou."
Check out Ngannou's post below: