Fury vs. Ngannou “not rubbish” – Frank Warren
By Charles Brun: Promoter Frank Warren insists the October 28th boxing match between Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is NOT “rubbish” and maintains that it will be a “game changer.”
It’s unclear what Warren means by saying Fury-Ngannou is a “game changer” because that would suggest that boxing could see more boxers fighting MMA fighters with no experience fighting on PPV in events with obvious outcomes.
Fury-Ngannou will fight on October 28th and will be shown on TNT Sports Box Office from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The fight will reportedly count on the record books, meaning Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) has a chance to pad his record similar to how Floyd Mayweather Jr. broke Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record by fighting former UFC champion Conor McGregor, who was making his debut in boxing with a 0-0 record.
Fans on social media are overwhelmingly critical of Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, stooping to the level of fighting a non-boxer to make coin, especially given that his last two fights have been against British journeymen Dereck Chisora & Dillian Whyte.
It makes a mockery of the sport that fights like Fury vs. Ngannou are allowed to happen and are sold to the public on PPV. You wouldn’t see an NFL or NBA team being allowed to compete against non-league teams.
Things like Fury-Ngannou show that boxing needs to be regulated before it becomes a joke sport, which it’s already quickly becoming with Youtubers & influences invading to sell their amateurish boxing match to their millions of followers.
Fans want Fury to fight quality opposition, but he doesn’t seem interested and is just lining his pockets before retiring.
“It’s not rubbish. It takes balls to get in the ring. It’ll be a game changer,” said promoter Frank Warren to talkSPORT Boxing, reacting to being told that the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou.”I expect Tyson to win, but whilst it lasts, it’s going to be exciting.’
“If you thought there was one scintilla of risk of Tyson Fury losing this fight, you wouldn’t have stuck him in there. All it is, it’s just a bag of money fight. That’s all it is,” said Simon Jordan, explaining the rationale behind WBC heavyweight champion Fury fighting the novice Ngannou, who has never boxed before.”
The only shott that Ngannou has of beating Fury is by knocking him out. Aside from that, this will be an easy victory for the 6’9″ Fury, who will likely play around with Ngannou, clown, and frustrate him in a fight that looks like a glorified exhibition fought at half speed.
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