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Joe Rogan speculates ‘the repair was in’ for Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou boxing match

Francis Ngannou’s nice effort in opposition to Tyson Fury in his skilled boxing debut stays legendary in latest fight sports activities historical past.

The previous Final Combating Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion shut up all doubters this previous October 2023. Manifesting his dream of boxing an all-time nice, Ngannou went toe-to-toe with the then-undefeated 33-0-1 Fury. Ngannou misplaced the bout by cut up choice (watch highlights) on the judges’ scorecards however carried out so effectively that many believed he was the true winner in each sense.

Amongst that occasion was longtime UFC commentator, Joe Rogan, who believes Ngannou most likely wanted a end for a clear win, contemplating Fury had his follow-up match already scheduled.

“I assumed he gained that struggle,” Rogan mentioned on his Joe Rogan Expertise podcast. “However, you already know, they had been establishing that [Oleksandr] Usyk struggle. They weren’t gonna let — yeah, it simply appeared just like the repair was in just a little bit.

“It was shut sufficient that they might pull it off,” he continued. “You would go, ‘Okay, perhaps. Perhaps you could possibly see him profitable that,’ however I don’t suppose so. I assumed Francis gained it. Lots of people thought Francis gained it.”

Ngannou and Fury have suffered the identical fates of their matches since they fought. Ngannou, 37, took on Anthony Joshua in his sophomore boxing look when he suffered a second spherical knockout loss (watch highlights) in March 2024. Fury, alternatively, was dealt his first loss in opposition to Usyk, who earned the cut up choice win in Could 2024 (watch highlights).


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