Wilder Hits Harder Than Ngannou – Says Fury

Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder hits harder than Francis Ngannou.

Fury has been in the ring with the two fighters, hitting the canvas in both bouts. In the first Wilder fight, Fury got off the canvas in the final round after getting tagged with a huge right hand. He made it to the final bell, earning a draw. Fury hit the canvas twice in the third fight before stopping Wilder in the 11th round.

When Fury faced Ngannou, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion sent the Gypsy King to the canvas with a sweeping left hook in the third round. Fury got up and won a split decision, having taken Ngannou’s shots.​

The narrative after the fight was that Fury had not prepared for Ngannou, rather than the MMA fighter troubling the Gypsy King with his power. There was also the perception that the three Wilder fights had taken a lot out of Fury, no longer making him the same fighter. Looking back, Fury felt the Bronze Bomber hit harder.

“Deontay, by far. Francis Ngannou is a big puncher, but I wasn’t really troubled by any of his punches. It wasn’t like it was dynamite every time he hit me and I was wobbled or anything, no. Just one shot to the back of the head, and that was it. So, Wilder is still the biggest puncher I’ve ever been in the ring with, by a mile,” Fury said

Fury’s comments have to take into account the following. He has only faced Ngannou once while taking on Wilder three times, showing that Francis’ true power is still relatively unknown. Ngannou is also used to fighting in four-ounce gloves in MMA, unlike the eight-ounce gloves boxers usually use. But in heavyweight boxing, anything can happen. Fury’s fights with Wilder and Ngannou showed that.


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