A comment has been made by Fernand Lopez, who coached Francis Ngannou in the past, regarding his impending bout against Tyson Fury, who is the current WBC boxing heavyweight champion. On October 28, 2023, MMA superstar Ngannou, who is also a former heavyweight champion of the UFC, is slated to make his debut in boxing versus Fury in a bout that will not be for a championship.
Ngannou received instruction from Lopez at the MMA Factory in Paris, France, early on in his career in mixed martial arts. A few years later, they went their separate ways, and in the aftermath of their conflict, they exchanged several barbs with one another.
Ciryl Gane, one of Lopez’s most notable students, competed against Francis Ngannou in a showdown for the unification of the UFC heavyweight title in January 2022. Gane was defeated by Ngannou through unanimous decision.
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In a recent interview with Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie, Fernand Lopez, who has been working to patch things up with Francis Ngannou, showed his appreciation for Ngannou. Lopez has been attempting to bury the hatchet with Ngannou. Lopez implied that ‘The Predator’ started from a lowly background, but rose to tremendous heights in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), and is now deserving of a boxing bout against the finest heavyweight boxer active today.
Despite the fact that Ngannou had never participated in a boxing match before, he insinuated that Ngannou’s achievements in mixed martial arts (MMA) and his brand value helped him get the fight against Fury.
In addition, Fernand Lopez stated that UFC megastar Conor McGregor shocked boxing great Floyd Mayweather with a few stinging blows during their crossover boxing bout. Mayweather and McGregor were competing against each other. He was of the opinion that Ngannou has the ability to take the fight to the next level and knock out Fury. As stated by Lopez:
It’s possible that Francis will be present to coach some of the shooters. And in relation to life, you are aware that even mixed martial arts and boxing require training, effort, and everything else. There is a remote possibility that it may happen. You could just stun the entire world if you have the opportunity to smash the chin when he’s still in good shape. Who is to say?”Therefore, I don’t want to say, ‘There’s no chance.'” There is just no possibility.’ I’d want to extend my best wishes and congrats to him. It was a really smart decision to watch the boxing match. In the long run, that’s going to turn out to be a really smart choice. And last, I wish him the best of luck. Because he must never stop dreaming, and the world may still be surprised by what he does.
Mike Tyson shares his prediction for Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury
Mike “Iron” Tyson, a former undisputed boxing heavyweight monarch, has joined Francis Ngannou’s squad in preparation for the highly awaited boxing match between Ngannou and Tyson Fury. “Iron,” who is assisting Ngannou in his preparation for his boxing battle against “The Gypsy King,” thinks that the former UFC star may be able to pull off the upset.
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Mike Tyson stated on an episode of “The Jim Rome Show” that Francis Ngannou is a really powerful puncher and that “The Predator” has the ability to catch Tyson Fury and force him to taste the canvas. Tyson made this statement in reference to Francis Ngannou. ‘Iron’ predicted that Ngannou will win the boxing match against Fury, which would come as a shock to many people.
“Listen man, he only needs to land one or two [punches] because he’s fast, he moves quicker than I do, I worked with his speed, and he’s fast,” Tyson has never faced an opponent in the ring who is capable of punching this hard before. [3:35–4:01] in the video that may be seen below”