Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder (red/black trunks) knocks down Tyson Fury (black/gold trunks) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Unbelievable Showdown: UFC Titan Ngannou Nearly Toppled Boxing King Fury!

In an epic clash of titans, Francis Ngannou shocked the world, proving his mettle against the heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury.

Ngannou Stuns Fury with Knockdown in Epic Clash – A Fight to Remember!”

In a showdown that will be etched in combat sports history, Francis Ngannou sent shockwaves through the boxing world by knocking down Tyson Fury with a thunderous left hook in Round 3. Although Ngannou didn’t secure the win, his pro debut in boxing will be remembered for years to come.


Ngannou vs. Fury
Scorecards: 95-94 Ngannou, 96-93 Fury, 95-94 Fury
Location: Boulevard Hall, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Rounds: 10
Knockdowns: Ngannou dropped Fury in Round 3
Fury’s Record: 34-0-1
Betting Odds: Fury favored by 14-1

Top Players’ Statistics:
Ngannou (0-1): Scored the only knockdown, landed a left hook
Fury (34-0-1): Unanimous decision win, more punches landed (71-59)

“Francis is a hell of a fighter. He’s a very awkward man and he’s a good puncher. I respect him a lot. He was very awkward. He gave me one of my toughest fights in the last 10 years.” – Tyson Fury

Francis Ngannou’s boxing debut was nothing short of spectacular. Stepping into the ring against the undefeated Tyson Fury, most pundits had written off Ngannou before the fight even began. However, “The Predator” had other plans. From the opening bell, Ngannou showcased no fear, trading punches with one of the best heavyweight boxers of the past 30 years.

A strong start for Ngannou eventually resulted in the most dramatic moment of the fight. In the third round, he unleashed a colossal left hand that sent Fury crashing to the canvas. While Fury managed to get back on his feet, he struggled to find his rhythm for the remainder of the bout.

When the judges’ scores were announced, it was evident that Fury had secured the win, with scores of 96-93 and 95-94 in his favor, and a lone dissenting 95-94 scorecard for Ngannou. Despite the loss, Ngannou likely leaves feeling like a winner after a stunning 10-round performance.

Fury commented on the unexpected turn of events, stating, “That definitely wasn’t in the script. Francis is a hell of a fighter. He’s a very awkward man and he’s a good puncher. I respect him a lot. He was very awkward. He gave me one of my toughest fights in the last 10 years.”

Ngannou, while disappointed in the result, had a smile on his face as he came close to handing Fury the first loss of his professional career. “I’m feeling great. I’m very happy,” Ngannou said. “I might have come up short today, I might be wounded, but I can bite. I’m just a fighter, and I’m ready to fight anytime soon. We can run it back again. I’m sure I’m going to get better.”

Following the fight, Fury shifted gears for a faceoff with Oleksandr Usyk, whom he had already signed to fight before facing Ngannou. While that fight will be next, Fury didn’t rule out the possibility of a rematch with Ngannou in the future.

“There’s no rematch clause either way,” Fury said. “I would like to do it again down the line. I’m sure Francis would like to do it as well. We’ve got [Usyk] to deal with next, and that’s what’s next for us.”

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