"Closed everyone's mouth and shocked the world": Usik excitedly counted how many rounds Ngannou won against Fury
Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) admitted that he was surprised by the level of Francis Ngannou (0-1, 0 KOs) in his fight against Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) on October 28. The Ukrainian boxer noted that he did not believe in the Cameroonian debutant at all, but he simply shut everyone up.
Usyk said this in an interview with Boxing News. Our compatriot confirmed that he was concerned about the course of the Fury-Ngannou fight, but still considers the British victory to be fair. According to Alexander's estimates, the Cameroonian fighter took a maximum of three rounds out of 10.
"I can't know exactly what Tyson was really thinking, but he probably really underestimated his opponent. I was very worried. I would have given Ngannou a maximum of three rounds. It was supposed to be an exhibition fight. Everyone around me was talking about it, but in the end, Ngannou got in the ring and impressed the world with what he did in it. I myself did not believe that Ngannou had any chance, and Ngannou just shut everyone up," Usik said.
We would like to remind you that the Gypsy King defeated Ngannou by a split decision. The Cameroonian knocked Tyson down in the third round, the seventh time in his career that the Briton has been knocked down. The Briton has already agreed to a rematch with the Cameroonian.
The media announced the date of the Usik-Fury fight and claimed that the British boxer faces a $240 million lawsuit if he refuses to enter the ring with the Ukrainian on December 23. A video of Oleksandr's reaction to Tyson's knockdown in the third round of the fight with Ngannou was also posted online.
As OBOZ.UA reported, Oleksandr Usik and Tyson Fury unexpectedly clashed in Riyadh. Our boxer lifted the Briton and then commented on it with a Ukrainian proverb. Tyson himself reacted to his knockdown in the fight against Francis Ngannou. Mixed martial arts legend Conor McGregor made a prediction for the fight between the Ukrainian and the Briton.