Ngannou exceeded all expectations in the clash, dropping Fury with a clubbing left hook in the third round, and employing a measured approach throughout preventing Fury from landing any sustained offence.
Heading into the tenth round Ngannou had the star-studded crowd in attendance behind him, and appeared to be building in confidence.
Then, with less than a minute remaining in the bout, the former UFC star pumped a jab before launching into a superman punch that bemused the TNT Sport Box Office commentary team.
In MMA and other striking sports the superman punch is intended to create an opening by feinting a rear-leg low kick before launching into a cross, catching the opponent off guard and generating additional power in the strike.
Francis Ngannou attempted a superman punch in the final round of his clash with Tyson Fury
Fury slipped out of the way of the strike leaving the commentary team bemused
Despite being dropped in the fight, Fury ultimately emerged victorious via split decision