Francis Ngannou has given his view on the comments made about his pad work during an open workout in the lead-up to his fight with Tyson Fury.
Despite being a former MMA heavyweight champion, Ngannou has been given very little chance in this weekend’s fight with lineal and WBC boxing champion Fury in Riyadh.
The contest will be his first professional boxing bout and, even though he has had the help of Mike Tyson in his camp, the former UFC man has a vast challenge on his hands to get close to the undefeated and often untroubled Fury.
After seeing a media workout in Las Vegas, Fury’s father John reckoned that if Ngannou boxes with the same speed in the ring, he’ll be knocked out inside a round.
Speaking to Boxing Social, the Cameroonian-Frenchman was asked if there was some kid-ology at play.
“Well, as I said, like father like son, like son like father. They are just being them. They can say anything. Personally, I don’t care so much what they say.”
He then added that he thinks the Furys are good people at heart.
“I think they’re just playing a character. They are actually nice people who play the character pretty good. I’ll let them play their game, I will just do my stuff. We’ll find out on Saturday.”
Should Ngannou shock the world and beat Fury, he was asked what he would do next.
“Maybe I’ll come back and beat him again.”
If that were to happen in what is being billed as ‘The Battle of the Baddest‘, it would be one of the biggest upsets boxing has ever seen in any era.