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‘I feel he cheats’: Francis Ngannou intends to double-check Tyson Fury’s gloves earlier than boxing superfight

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Francis Ngannou speaks during a Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Press Conference at HERE on September 07, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) September 22, 2023 8:15 pm ET Francis Ngannou will bring a degree of skepticism with him into the fight week of his boxing superfight

‘I feel he cheats’: Francis Ngannou intends to double-check Tyson Fury’s gloves earlier than boxing superfight

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Francis Ngannou speaks throughout a Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou Press Convention at HERE on September 07, 2023 in London, England. (Picture by Justin Setterfield/Getty Photos)

Francis Ngannou will deliver a level of skepticism with him into the battle week of his boxing superfight in opposition to Tyson Fury.

A few month away from this big battle that’s set to go down in Saudi Arabia, Ngannou (0-0) believes Fury (33-0-1) has cheated in his earlier fights by manipulating his boxing gloves and making them smaller and fewer padded, thus hitting tougher. That’s why Ngannou will request to double-check the gloves Fury will use to verify they’re on an excellent taking part in discipline.

“Tyson’s gloves,” Ngannou stated on the “The JRE MMA Show” with Joe Rogan. “He’s very tough together with his glove. I feel he’s dishonest. I’ve heard quite a lot of complaints about his gloves, that his gloves haven’t any safety.”

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Ngannou says he’s heard complaints from a few of Fury’s earlier opponents, and that’s what’s made him suspicious about potential tampering of the gloves.

“Even when he fought Deontay Wilder, he complained about that,” Ngannou stated. “Derek Chisora complained about that, and that’s what we’re speaking about with the workforce, the U.Okay. fee and the gloves.

“We’re going to get there, and we want each glove to get checked. You don’t inform me about this, fee. All of the gloves get to be checked. In order for you us to battle bareknuckle, let’s go bareknuckle, however don’t give me 10-ounce gloves, and he wears eight or six-ounce gloves as a result of he has no safety.”

Rogan provided pushback on Ngannou’s claims, stating that Fury’s type of flinging punches makes it seem as if his gloves have much less padding than is definitely current. Ngannou acknowledged his level, however stated his workforce will nonetheless test intently to make sure there isn’t any foul play.

The boxing match between Fury and Ngannou is scheduled for 10 rounds, and it’s a totally skilled boxing match, though Fury’s WBC heavyweight title received’t be on the road.

Fury has but to compete in 2023. The final time he defended the WBC belt was in December 2022, a TKO win over Derek Chisora in London.

Ngannou has by no means competed in a boxing match, however has huge expertise in MMA. Ngannou has 20 skilled MMA fights, with the final one being a unanimous resolution win for the UFC heavyweight title over Ciryl Gane in January 2022.

After nearly a full 12 months of sitting out, Ngannou vacated his title and left the promotion earlier this 12 months. In Could, Ngannou signed a groundbreaking take care of the PFL that gave him fairness and a management position within the promotion, in addition to the liberty to pursue boxing.

For extra on the battle, try MMA Junkie’s hub for Fury vs. Ngannou.

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