The former UFC heavyweight champion is convinced he did enough to beat Fury in their 10-round boxing match Saturday in Saudi Arabia – and many online think so, too.
Ngannou said he’s at peace with the result because he’s proud of his showing, which came in his boxing debut in the wake of his departure from the UFC while he was heavyweight champ. But he also had a feeling things weren’t going to go his way if the fight went to the scorecards.
“I’m confident that I won that fight, but I wasn’t surprised of what happened last night,” Ngannou said on his YouTube channel. “I knew that it would’ve happened. … I think it’s a shame for boxing. I think it’s a shame for this sport. I think those judges or whoever, they should be sanctioned. I want to understand why those judges judge like that.”
Ngannou thinks his rivalry with Fury is far from done. They might not be booked to rematch next, but the Cameroonian is confident they will meet again in the future.
“I think Tyson is going to fight Oleksandr Usyk. I don’t know when exactly, so I don’t know when we will be able to do the rematch, but I do believe we’re going to run this back,” Ngannou said. “In the meantime, I still have some MMA fights. I might go to PFL, get some fights and then come back to boxing.
“We’re going to meet some time soon. It’s been almost two years since I last competed, so I think I should be back in five to six months and at least compete twice next year. I don’t really have a preference (on MMA or boxing), but I do have an excitement for boxing after last night.”
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