Frank Warren says it was pretty clear that Tyson Fury beat Francis Ngannou when they boxed in Saudi Arabia.
Fury and Ngannou fought in a highly-anticipated bout when many expected ‘The Gypsy King’ to cruise to a win. However, the fight was very competitive and it was Fury who won a controversial split decision, but Warren says anyone who knows how to score boxing knows Fury won.
“What nonsense. Where was the fix when Tyson came within a second or two of being counted out when he was knocked down in the third round? Where was the fix when he had to knuckle down and fight hard to pull out the win he deserved?,” Warren told The Daily Mail. All this idiocy has come from mostly the same people who were saying before the fight that it was a farce, a sham, a circus for the world heavyweight champion to be taking a crossover fight with Ngannou which he would win so easily it would be over whenever he wanted.
“We knew that Ngannou would be a tough opponent with massive punching power and the physical strength to take big shots himself,” Warren continued. “We did expect that Tyson would work him out in the first two or three rounds and go on to win but the knockdown changed the fight. So now the people who rubbished it in advance as a joke are saying it was a disgrace and bad for boxing that he was taken to a close decision.
“As for the so-called robbery, anyone with the slightest idea about how to score a fight knows that Fury won despite a poor performance by his high standards. And more and more people who have watched a TV replay are coming round to that opinion,” Warren concluded.
With the win over Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury is expected to face Oleksandr Usyk in February to unify the heavyweight division.
Do you agree with Frank Warren?