"They'll All Go Down": Ngannou Claims Fury Victory, Calls for Rematch

The Cameroonian fighter cannot come to terms with the fact that he lost the match

by Sededin Dedovic
"They'll All Go Down": Ngannou Claims Fury Victory, Calls for Rematch
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Francis Ngannou defied the odds in his boxing debut against Tyson Fury, proving competitive and even knocking the champion down in the third round. Despite ultimately losing by split decision, Ngannou is confident he won the fight and is eager for a rematch.

The MMA star, with little or no boxing experience, surprised the boxing world with his tenacity and strength. He landed a significant blow on Fury in the third round, sending the champion to the canvas. While the knockdown was impressive, Ngannou revealed it was far from his full strength.

"It wasn't a hard hit, so I knew he was going to get up," Ngannou said in an interview with Club Shay Shay. "It was a shot that first hit his shoulder and then his temple." He added ominously, "They'll all go down if I hit them right.

Like Fury, he just wouldn't get up."

Ngannou claims he was robbed of the win

Despite the knockdown, Fury emerged victorious by split decision. However, Ngannou remains confident in his performance and believes he was robbed of victory.

He is adamant about the rematch, believing it will be an even bigger challenge for Fury. "I want a rematch with him right now," Ngannou stated. "This fight gave me a lot of confidence, but I also think he took me a little lightly, so next time it might be harder.

I want to feel it and I'll definitely be more prepared. Put more effort, definitely. Am I here and I know that I won. Even though they gave him the win, now he comes as a challenger. Now he comes to reclaim his reputation." While a rematch with Fury may not happen right away, it seems like it's a fight both fighters want.

Fury has a unification fight against Oleksandr Usyk in the near future, while Ngannou is expected to return to MMA and potentially make his PFL debut. Ngannou has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with in the world of boxing. Considering his boxing debut and the damage he did to the Irishman, this rematch could really happen.