Frank Warren predicts a rematch between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury

“I think there’s a good chance of that happening. I do,”

by Sead Dedovic
Frank Warren predicts a rematch between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury
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Frank Warren, co-promoter for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is the man we always want to hear exclusive news from. And this time, Warren caused a lot of reactions. Tyson Fury recently achieved a victory over Francis Ngannou, not as convincingly as many thought.

Many are questioning whether Fury will have a rematch with Ngannou in the near future. Warren is optimistic that in the near future, there will be a rematch between two great fighters. “I think there’s a good chance of that happening.

I do,” Warren told The MMA Hour, as quoted by! “I don’t know [if it’ll be next for Fury]. It’s like jumping too far forward. Let’s get the big one [with Oleksandr Usyk on Feb.

17] out of the way first, and then we’ll see where we go. But I do think [it’ll happen]. Tyson told me that he wants the rematch, and I know Ngannou wants it, because after the fight we were out there, we met at His Excellency [Turki Alalshikh]’s house and we had quite a lengthy conversation.

He’s a nice guy, by the way. He’s a really nice guy, good team around him, and I’m quite sure we’ll do it again”.

Frank Warren on the match

Warren did not expect the match to go the way it did.

There were predictions that Fury would quickly settle the match and be the winner. Nevertheless, Francis Ngannou showed character and all his qualities. Tyson could not show his power in the best way. However, in the end, Gypsy King was focused and after scoring by the judges, he won.

He’s a big competitor, he’s strong, so I knew that if it was coming into clinches or whatever — Tyson, as he’s fought in his last four fights, where he stood toe-to-toe with people and slugged it out in some cases, like he did with Deontay Wilder, he didn’t do what he used to do in the past, which was to get up on his toes and box, use his jab.

He actually stood there and traded with him. And I thought that if they do that, I don’t want him getting in these clinches with Ngannou, because I felt that he’d be used to that. But when that first bell went and he came out and I watched as he shapes up, I thought to myself, ‘Oh, this is not what I’m expecting.

This is not.’ Normally, MMA guys, they’re a bit more square on. He actually had the stance of a boxer, and he could jab and he was switch hitting. And after a couple of rounds, obviously I believed Tyson was winning, but I thought, ‘This is not going to be the job that everybody’s saying it’s going to be.’”

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