Zhilei Zhang on Fury vs Ngannou: It’s a college student against a kindergartner

“Ngannou doesn’t even have a puncher’s chance"

by Sead Dedovic
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Zhilei Zhang on Fury vs Ngannou: It’s a college student against a kindergartner
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The match between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury caused a large number of reactions, considering that many expect a spectacle. Although Ngannou has no boxing experience, he decided to take on the most difficult challenge of his career and choose probably the best boxer of today as an opponent in his debut.

Most believe that Francis has absolutely no chance in this match, but that money is the main priority for both him and his opponent. Zhilei Zhang is one of those who thinks that Ngannou has no chance. “Ngannou doesn’t even have a puncher’s chance,” Zhang told BoxingScene.com!

It’s a college student against a kindergartner”. Zhang believes that Ngannou accepted this fight primarily for money. He is aware that he will earn much more with this match than he had the opportunity to earn in the UFC.

Money talks,” Zhang said. “You get $30, $40 million for a fight like that, you have to do it. It’s no problem”.

Zhilei Zhang vs. Tyson Fury

Zhang is disappointed that his next opponent will not be Tyson Fury.

He had a huge desire to be in the ring with him, but his plans were ruined by Joe Joyce, who activated the rematch clause. There will be a chance for Zhang, but he will have to wait patiently for it. Zhang is now focusing on his upcoming fight with Joe Joyce and is determined to win.


We were pretty close to making the Tyson Fury fight, until Joe Joyce activated the rematch clause. It was a roller coaster because, for me, [fighting Fury] was my ultimate goal. And I was that close to getting there.

All of a sudden, Joe Joyce activated the rematch clause. But we deal with what we have in front of us. After beating Joe Joyce again, the roller coaster is still going up. We can still get there”.

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