Fernand Lopez: Francis Ngannou has a chance against Tyson Fury

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Fernand Lopez: Francis Ngannou has a chance against Tyson Fury
Fernand Lopez: Francis Ngannou has a chance against Tyson Fury © Katelyn Mulcahy / Getty Images Sport

The fight between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury caused a large number of reactions. Many believe that Fury will have an easy task here, considering Ngannou's inexperience in boxing. Some, on the other hand, believe that Ngannou should not be underestimated.

Fernand Lopez stressed that Ngannou showed courage by the very fact that he embarked on such a challenge. “He always finds his way to make it, and he made it,” Lopez told MMA Junkie. “No matter the sport result, he’s already a winner.

When you have the right to fight the most dangerous fighter in boxing, in another sport without having even a single boxing fight, then you made it. You made it. You’re champ, you won already. If you take out everything that’s done with MMA, who will allow someone coming from nowhere to go there and talk with Tyson Fury? So he made it already.

He’s a champ already”.

Fernand Lopez

Lopez disagrees with the opinion of the majority that Fury will have an easy task. Ngannou showed in the UFC how dangerous he can be. Although this is his debut, no one doubts that Ngannou is training hard and preparing for one of the biggest challenges in his career.

“People that are saying that he has zero chance, I don’t think (so). I think that anything can happen. We saw Conor McGregor hitting (Floyd) Mayweather. Hitting a couple of uppercuts and people was like, ‘That’s fake.’ Because it was unbelievable.

Someone coming from another sport, who can match a couple rounds with someone that is the best of the best in his only sport. That’s crazy. That’s just crazy if you really think. So we may have Francis there giving some shots."
Fernand has nothing but praise for Ngannou considering how brave he is.

Francis could surprise Fury, although it will be a very difficult task, hand on heart. “There’s a small, slight part of chance. If he have that chance to hit the chin when he’s fresh, he might just shock the world.

Who knows? So, I don’t want to say there’s no chance, there’s zero chance. I want to say congratulations to him. Very good move to go to the boxing at the end of the day. And then, good luck for him because you have to keep dreaming, and he might just shock the world”.

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