Francis Ngannou wasn’t pleased with the judging in Saudi Arabia, however he’s not planning to make a proper criticism.
The previous UFC champion instructed TMZ that he gained’t be interesting his loss to heavyweight boxing king Tyson Fury after their combat in Riyadh this previous Saturday. In his boxing debut, Ngannou floored Fury within the third spherical and battled him in a aggressive combat earlier than finally shedding a slender break up choice.
Although Ngannou has been vocal about his displeasure with the scorecards, he doubts that an attraction would achieve success.
“Who am I gonna attraction to? [The British Boxing Commission]?” Ngannou requested. “I’ve no probability. I feel that’s simply one other method of humiliation.”
Ngannou’s efficiency in his first-ever boxing match was something however embarrassing as he pushed the lineal heavyweight champion to the restrict. Followers, fighters, and the media gushed over Ngannou almost toppling Fury whereas making a sizeable payday within the course of.
At the moment signed to the PFL, it’s unclear whether or not Ngannou will return to MMA, the sector the place he beforehand reigned because the UFC’s heavyweight champion, or proceed boxing. As of now, he’s leaning in direction of wanting one other shot at Fury.
“The rematch is what I need subsequent probably the most,” Ngannou stated. “As for proper now I really feel like there’s lots of choices for me, however I wish to select correctly, and I might go for the rematch first.”
Fury is supposedly set to face Oleksandr Usyk subsequent in a bout that will unify their respective boxing titles. The 2 have been initially introduced to combat in December, however within the aftermath of a near-defeat to Ngannou, it’s unclear when Fury and Usyk will truly conflict.
Ngannou is prepared to attend for his rematch if the Fury-Usyk hits one more snag.
“My greatest situation in boxing is to attend for Fury,” Ngannou stated. “If Usyk can step out and let me combat Fury, I’ll combat Fury, then I’ll allow them to do no matter they do. I’ll return, perhaps do some MMA combat and are available again with some folks in boxing.
“I’m planning to combat doubtlessly twice subsequent yr, [starting] perhaps February or March.”