Former British heavyweight champion, David Price, thinks one heavyweight on the Fury-Ngannou undercard would have dispatched of the Cameroonian debutant in more comfortable fashion than ‘The Gypsy King’.
Tyson Fury edged out a split-decision win against the former UFC superstar in an underwhelming performance that has brought questions upon the current WBC champion. The duo topped a card in Riyadh which featured six heavyweight contests, with every fight ending in a stoppage barring the main-event.
In the highlight of the undercard, Fabio Wardley made a first successful defence of his British title, knocking out the previously undefeated David Adeleye in the seventh-round to cap off a dominant display.
When speaking of what Francis Ngannou’s next move should be, David Price told Boxing News that he needs a big name and another ‘novelty’ spectacle, as even lower-profile fighters like Wardley have got the beating of him.
“Fabio Wardley was on that card last night and I thought that he was brilliant. I think that he would have beaten Francis Ngannou last night.
There are many heavyweight boxers who would beat Francis Ngannou, so the reality is that he needs to be in with a big name to give it the novelty effect, like it had last night. Only this time, whoever gets in with him, won’t have the same mentality going in.
It’s got to be the right event for him, what has he got to gain from fighting Fabio Wardley?”
Matchroom Promoter, Eddie Hearn, has also shown an interest in a fight between Anthony Joshua and Ngannou, as well as declaring his interest in making a fight with Fury and predicting ‘AJ’ would “end his career”.