Carl Frampton Ignites Curiosity as He Dismisses Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou, Deeming It Impossible
Carl Frampton, the former two-weight boxing world champion, dismissed the idea that a possible matchup between Tyson Fury & Francis Ngannou would be a good thing, saying it’s not. “impossible”. Frampton says that the physical differences between both fighters makes the idea of a fair fight implausible. Ngannou is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion and has a considerable weight advantage. Fury competes in a much lighter heavyweight division of boxing.
Frampton’s skepticism is not just a result of the weight classes, but also the skill sets that are required for each discipline. Ngannou, a mixed martial artist with explosive knockout powers and a deadly ground game, is an impressive force. Frampton thinks it’s unrealistic to expect Ngannou can seamlessly transfer his skills from mixed martial arts to boxing, where there are different strategies and techniques. Frampton’s dismissal stems primarily from his disdain for the Fury vs Ngannou fight due to the inconvenient nature of such a match and the differences between MMA and Boxing.
Tyson Fury is set to make a ‘game-changing’ announcement according to his promoter, Frank Warren – and it’s strongly suspected to be a fight with MMA star, Francis Ngannou.
Fury put his WBC world title on the line twice last year – a mandatory defence against Dillian Whyte and a voluntary challenge granted to Derek Chisora.
The fans were promised a undisputed fight with Oleksandr Uzyk, but the talks broke down due to public deadlines and requests. It left ‘The Gypsy King’ searching for an opponent, and, as per reportsHe has landed outside the sport.
Carl Frampton is a former two-weight champion and pundit. He believes that the Ngannou fight, while not yet official, will be a mismatch on utterly epic proportions.
On the other hand, YouTube channel, Frampton said it was ‘impossible’ for the MMA man to beat Fury in a boxing ring.
“There’s talk of a Francis Ngannou fight. I mean, I don’t know what people are gonna feel about that. In a boxing match, it is impossible for Francis Ngannou to beat Tyson Fury. I’ll just say that.
I’ve met Francis Ngannou – he’s a lovely big fella, he’s a monster of a man as well, but he’s not a boxer. How can a guy who doesn’t box go to beating one of the top fighters on the planet? Some may have him as number one pound for pound. Impossible. You can’t beat him.”
Rival promoter Eddie Hearn, believes that the Fury-Ngannou bout could be exhibition rules with no knockdowns in play – something that will not sit well with fans.
The WBC will have to answer questions about Fury’s proper activities as the heavyweight world champion if the fight is announced as expected and is his only appearance this year.
Fury is a huge favourite, and the oddsmakers will likely follow Frampton.