Francis Ngannou reveals he mocked Tyson Fury with 'school' insults during chaotic boxing clash

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Francis Ngannou knocked Tyson Fury down during Saturday's boxing battle in Saudi Arabia

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 31/10/2023

- 11:50

Updated: 31/10/2023

- 11:58

The Gypsy King reinged supreme following the battle in Saudi Arabia over the weekend

Francis Ngannou has revealed he mocked Tyson Fury after knocking the Brit down during Saturday night's clash in Saudi Arabia.

The Gypsy King hit the deck in the third round after being floored with a powerful left hook.

Fury was able to eventually win the fight by split decision.

However, many feel Ngannou was robbed and that the former UFC star was the worthy winner instead.

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Tyson Fury won his fight with Francis Ngannou by split decision


Now, speaking on his YouTube channel, the 37-year-old has shed light on his fight with Fury by saying he mocked his opponent - having been wound up before the contest.

“When we touched gloves, he’s, like, ‘Let me take you to school.’ I’m like, ‘You motherf*****, you are not taking me to school'," he said.

“That’s why when I knocked him down, I was dancing, like, ‘You’re a bad professor, motherf*****. You’re a bad professor. How is that school going? Who is taking who to school?’”

Ngannou also thinks Fury should openly admit that he didn't deserve to win in Saudi, too.

He continued: "I'm confident that I won that fight.

"I wasn't surprised for what happened.

"I'm alone in this game. I just came from another sport and there's a structure, a solid business and then you just come to rob that.

"Imagine if I'd have walked out of there with that belt or with him being defeated for the first time.

"I knew it wasn't going to happen. I think it's a shame for boxing, though, and those judges they should be sanctioned.

"I want to understand why those judges judge like that, because for me, to be honest, I don't care that much about that decision, but I think those kind of decisions mess up a lot of people's careers."

Ngannou will feel that, despite his age, he's just getting started in boxing.

And Carl Froch thinks he should stay in the division and test his talents against more of the sport's biggest names - despite his defeat.

"I'd give him one or two more fights at a top ten or top 15 level," he said.

"Put him in there with someone like a Derek Chisora or even a Dillian Whyte that sort of level.

"Joseph Parker boxed on the bill that night and he looked pretty good actually and he's only 31, he might still have a bit of a career ahead of him, but that sort of level.

"And then, have a crack at the big ones because that was a ten rounder against Fury, obviously pro boxing is twelve rounds and he's not used to doing it.

"So he needs some training camps and some sparring.

"Or, just roll the dice, if he can get a big fight with someone like Usyk or Anthony Joshua, or the rematch with Fury, do that.

"Big money fights and that's what he's in it for, he's just made big money, so why not go back in there with a couple more big money fights.


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Francis Ngannou feels he was unlucky to lose Tyson Fury boxing fight


"And then retire a hero because the public absolutely love this Ngannou guy."

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