Francis Ngannou Coach: Everything you need to know about Mike Tyson and corner for Tyson Fury fight 

Learn about the corner team for Francis Ngannou during his boxing bout against Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia.


Francis Ngannou Coach: Everything you need to know about Mike Tyson and corner for Tyson Fury fight 

Francis Ngannou training with his coaches (via Francis Ngannou Instagram)

Francis Ngannou will make his boxing debut against Tyson Fury in the Riyadh Arena in Saudi Arabia. The bout will happen this weekend. Fight fans have wondered who will coach and corner Francis Ngannou for the bout against Fury. The intrigue happened because Ngannou had an MMA-based coaching staff his entire career.

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Francis Ngannou started training under Fernand Lopez in France during his early career. However, he left Lopez to train under Eric Nicksick. Ngannou needed to improve his wrestling ability to become the UFC heavyweight champion. Nicksick and the coaching staff at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas helped Ngannou improve his takedown defense. It led him to defend the takedown attempts from Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. Once Ngannou neutralized the wrestling ability of Stipe, he knocked Stipe out in the second round.

Having an MMA coach for a boxing debut remains a bad idea. Ngannou realized the need for a boxing coach to prepare for arguably the best technical boxer in modern heavyweight history. Find out about the boxing coach of Francis Ngannou and who will corner him for the blockbuster showdown in Saudi Arabia.

Is Mike Tyson coaching Francis Ngannou for the boxing debut?

Francis “The Predator” Ngannou has listed the help of “Iron” Mike Tyson for his boxing debut. Ngannou and Tyson have a friendly relationship. Tyson always acknowledged the potential of Ngannou as a boxer. The Predator has the knockout power to defeat anyone in the world.

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Mike Tyson coached Francis Ngannou for his bout against Tyson Fury
Mike Tyson coached Francis Ngannou for his bout against Tyson Fury (via Imago)

Mike Tyson will help Ngannou to improve the technical aspect of his game. However, Tyson is not the head coach for Ngannou’s training camp. He serves the role of an adviser and a motivator for Ngannou to prepare for the fight.

Who is handling the coaching duties for Francis Ngannou’s training camp?

Former kickboxer and boxer Dewey Cooper is handling the camp for Ngannou. Cooper had a decent career as a kickboxer and boxer during the early 2000s. He will handle the coaching duties for Ngannou’s debut.

Francis Ngannou training with Dewey Cooper
Francis Ngannou training with Dewey Cooper (via RT Media)

Cooper and Tyson will corner Ngannou during the bout against Fury. Mike Tyson’s presence remains a motivating factor for Ngannou. The motivation could help Ngannou handle the tall task ahead of him during the fight. The Predator faces a great boxer in Fury. He needs all the advice he can get. Hence, the combination of Cooper and Tyson could benefit Ngannou for his debut.  

FAQs

Who is coaching Francis Ngannou for his boxing debut?

Dewey Cooper is coaching Ngannou.

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What is the role of Mike Tyson in Francis Ngannou’s training camp?

Mike Tyson joined as the adviser for the training camp.

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