A two-weight world champion was not impressed with what he saw from Tyson Fury in his recent fight with Francis Ngannou and has gone so far as to say ‘it didn’t make sense to me.’
It’s fair to say that Fury’s big-money bout with the former MMA champion did not go as expected. Fury seemed reticent to punch, never really got hold of the fight and was even put down by a big left hook in the third round.
He went on to win a narrow split decision points win but heads into his contracted undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk with many questioning whether he has already peaked and Ngannou is keen for a rematch.
Speaking to Bootleg Kev, former WBO featherweight and super featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson has spoken about what he saw.
“Man I don’t know what I was watching. I see some of it, I was sparring at the same time. I watched the last four rounds. But I don’t know what I was watching. I don’t know what Fury was doing. It didn’t make sense. It didn’t look like him in the ring. I watch plenty of Tyson Fury’s fights and usually, he’s punching but he wasn’t punching. He didn’t look like the same person to me.”
Stevenson then discussed the fact the scorecards were close and that some people were claiming Ngannou was robbed.
“Any close fight they gunna say it’s a robbery. I ain’t watched the beginning rounds to really tell you but all I’m gunna say is that it seemed like they wanted that to be the narrative.”
The 26-year-old had on final message about how the fight went.
“I didn’t like it. I felt like it was disrespectful.”