Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

Former UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou “deserved to be ranked by the WBC” after he was denied an unbelievable upset win towards Tyson Fury, in accordance with president Mauricio Sulaiman.

Former UFC champion Ngannou shocked the world by going the space in his boxing debut, even flattening reigning WBC heavyweight champion Fury at one level.

What appeared a complete mismatch between the unbeaten WBC champion and a combined martial artist, who was boxing professionally for the primary time, Ngannou landed essentially the most telling blow as a left hook decked Fury within the third spherical.

However Fury obtained up off the canvas earlier than grinding his approach to a extremely unconvincing cut up choice win with two judges giving Fury the combat by scores of 96-93 and 95-94, and the opposite decide favouring Ngannou 95-94.

Present prime 10 World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings

1. Deontay Wilder

2. Anthony Joshua

3. Arslanbek Makhmudov

4. Frank Sanchez

5. Andy Ruiz

6. Jared Anderson

7. Efe Ajagba

8. Dillian Whyte

9. Martin Bakole

10. Joseph Parker

This was not the tune-up Fury would have envisaged for an undisputed world title showdown towards Oleksandr Usyk, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion who was ringside to witness his rival’s underwhelming show.

Ngannou who had not fought in any capability since January 2022 and had reconstructive knee surgical procedure in that point, stated pointedly on X, previously referred to as Twitter: “Desk Tennis champion of the world.”

Tyson Fury beat Francis Ngannou by way of cut up choice

Tyson Fury stays unbeaten

Ngannou exceeded expectations with studies suggesting he could possibly be in line for a prime 10 rating with the WBC.

Sky Sports activities approached Sulaiman, who confirmed: “What I personally witnessed final evening is a strong boxer, who deserves to be ranked by the WBC and I’ll make such suggestions to the rankings committee.”

It could imply Ngannou shall be ranked above the likes of Filip Hrgovic and Daniel Dubois, though the 37-year-old is predicted to return to MMA subsequent 12 months.

Usyk promoter says Fury ‘can’t escape’ December 23 combat date

Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk has insisted Fury “can’t escape” an undisputed world title combat on December 23, regardless of the latter’s punishing factors win over Francis Ngannou.

He stated: “Everybody, together with Usyk, didn’t give a lot probability to Ngannou. However the man has shocked the world.

“Fury underestimated his opponent. Vanity, lack of self-discipline, and thirst for cash result in these sort of circumstances.

“However we’ve December 23 inked and Fury can’t escape that.”

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