- Tyson Fury narrowly beat MMA star Francis Ngannou by split decision last month
- However, the Gypsy King was heavily criticised for his performance on the night
- Amir Khan takes us behind the scenes before a major fight: Hear it on The Hook
Tyson Fury has insisted his fight against Francis Ngannou was a success despite many slamming the Gypsy King’s supposed underwhelming performance.
Ngannou’s fight with Fury has been the talk of the boxing world after the former MMA star took the Gypsy King all the way in Riyadh at the end of last month.
It was the first time Ngannou had stepped into the boxing ring yet he showed no signs of being a novice, before Fury was handed a split decision win by 94-95, 95-94, 96-93.
However, Fury’s victory in the crossover bout has been disputed by many since, but the 35-year-old refused to listen to his critics.
‘It went really well,’ he exclusively told Mail Sport’s Charlotte Daly.
Tyson Fury has insisted his fight against former MMA star Francis Ngannou was a success
Fury ultimately won via a split decision victory, but the result was disputed by several people
‘I got paid, got laid and got out of there and now I’m on to my next one.’
That ‘next one’ Fury refers to is his proposed undisputed world heavyweight title fight against Oleksandr Usyk.
Usyk and Fury had agreed terms to fight on December 23 in Riyadh, with the Gypsy King claiming he would sue the Ukrainian if their bout was held up further.
Ngannou pushed the Gypsy King all the way in what was his first professional boxing fight
Fury said he ‘got paid, got laid, got out of there and is now onto the next one’, with details of a showdown against Oleksandr Usyk set to be announced imminently
‘In terms of that fight with Tyson Fury,’ he told Mail Sport’s Boxing podcast, The Hook.
‘Listen, we friendly with hearts full of love called Tyson Fury a random-thought generator.
‘So that was one of his random thoughts before the fight and probably the other one after the fight. You cannot match it.’