A Hall of Fame boxer who has ‘taken a course in how to score fights’ has no doubt that Francis Ngannou should have got the decision against Tyson Fury.
The former UFC champion, who was making his professional debut, shocked the world when he knocked down the WBC champion in the third round. Ngannou had success throughout the fight but lost out on a close split decision, a result which many pundits disagreed with.
One man who thought the MMA star should have had his hand raised was former two-weight world champion, Tim Bradley. Bradley, who assures fans he knows how to score fights, says ‘without doubt’ Ngannou should have snuck the victory.
“I’m not one of those guys that says in the moment ‘he did a lot better than I expected, so he wins the fight’, hell no. This isn’t no brownie points show. I’m not going to give my credibility away just for the hell of it. This is serious.
Watching this fight and scoring this fight the way I know how, because trust me, I’ve taken the course on how to score fights, I’m not mad at the decision, but in my book, I thought Francis Ngannou won this fight.
Without a doubt. By one point, he snuck it out. And he put the champion on the canvas! What more does he have to do?
You put the champion on the canvas and most people are saying he only won three rounds? Are you kidding me? Stop. That means that he’s only won one other round beside the round that he knocked Fury down!”
Ngannou has made it clear he wants the Fury rematch next, but he might have to wait a while, with ‘The Gypsy King’ contracted to a fight with Oleksandr Usyk and the contract stipulating a second fight should the loser want it.