Fury is rightly considered the huge favorite since the WBC heavyweight champion is facing someone who has never boxed before. Although that may be the case, Ngannou may have the advantage of offering an element of unpredictability in that Fury may face an unorthodox fighter. But in order to show how confident the boxer was feeling, Fury outlined how the bout would end.
Tyson Fury tells Francis Ngannou exactly how he’s going to knock him out in face-to-face interview https://t.co/gYQX3c0jE3
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“I’m going to knock him out inside six rounds. Shall I tell you how I’m going to do it? Got on the front foot, high arms, siccing him with a punishing jab, 19, 20 stone in the face — boom, boom, boom — bust him up, swell his eyes out, and then feint, slip, bang. KO. On the front foot, not running away.
“On the front foot, hand [guarding my] eye, let him hit the shoulder, slip, slip, bang, slip, slip, bang — down in a heap. Listen, no one can take my power. Nobody. These heavyweights don’t have a chance. No, no, no. Come on. Come on,” Fury said
Those comments may offer an insight into the tactics that Fury will deploy. It is no secret that MMA fighters are used to having five-round bouts in championship fights, which is why a sixth-round stoppage may result in Ngannou tiring out. That appeared to be a problem that Conor McGregor suffered on his way to a loss against Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the latter secured the win with a tenth-round stoppage. But for all of Fury’s confidence, Ngannou appeared unfazed by the threat.
“No, no, no. Come on. Come on…Wow, that looks like a script from a movie. But as you said earlier, everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,” Ngannou