“It was glorified sparring session” – Francis Ngannou FINALLY gets officially placed in Top 10 of WBC heavyweight rankings; fans react

Francis Ngannou has officially earned a spot in the Top 10 WBC heavyweight ranking after his fight with Tyson Fury.


“It was glorified sparring session” – Francis Ngannou FINALLY gets officially placed in Top 10 of WBC heavyweight rankings; fans react

Francis Ngannou's highlight of 2023 - Scoring a knockdown against Tyson Fury (Source: Twitter)

Francis Ngannou stunned the boxing world with his unexpected performance against WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Before the match, Ngannou was regarded as the underdog since it was his professional boxing debut. However, Ngannou fought ferociously, stood his ground against Fury, and knocked him down once in the third round. However, Ngannou could not convince the judges to give him a win and lost the match via a split decision.

The boxing community was extremely enraged after this controversial decision and deemed the result a robbery because of boxing’s corruption. However, Ngannou’s performance against Fury officially added him to the number 10 spot in the WBC heavyweight ranking. Furthermore, Michael Benson reported the ranking could come with a special ruling. This is what Benson tweeted:

ADVERTISEMENT
Francis Ngannou has now been officially confirmed at #10 in the WBC’s heavyweight rankings following his performance vs Tyson Fury. This means that the WBC heavyweight world title would be on the line in a potential rematch.
Michael Benson via X.

Hence, Ngannou has officially earned a spot in the Top 10 WBC heavyweight contenders ranking. The most fascinating aspect remains that it came after his first boxing match. In addition, when Ngannou has a rematch against Fury, the WBC heavyweight belt will be at stake if Fury holds on to it.

Subsequently, Fury’s next opponent is set to be a heavyweight unification bout against Oleksandr Usyk. The fight was expected to be on December 23 but has been postponed due to the damage Fury endured while fighting Ngannou.

RELATED:  After winning over boxing world, Francis Ngannou gets offer from Tyson Fury’s former opponent for Saudi matchup

ADVERTISEMENT

Fans react to Francis Ngannou being in the top 10 WBC heavyweight rankings

Ngannou entered the boxing world as a storm, which shocked fans and experts after his performance against Fury. While most people had assumed that the fight would be an easy payday for the undefeated WBC champion, after the fight, Fury himself commented on how Ngannou was one of his toughest opponents.

Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou (image credit- IMAGO)

In addition, during the post-fight interview, Ngannou’s trainer, Dewey Cooper, predicted his pupil’s chances of achieving a place in the WBC’s top 10. Subsequently, this was after Cooper had a conversation with WBC President Mauricio Sulaimano.

Hence, Ngannou earning the 10th spot in the WBC heavyweight ranking is not shocking, especially after his amazing performance. Fans have reacted to this news by stating, “It was a glorified sparring session, but well done. He did well for himself.” Check out some of the other fan reactions:

ADVERTISEMENT
https://twitter.com/Future00906968/status/1724727696435945754?s=20
https://twitter.com/bosnianjebac77/status/1724790825178247334?s=20

Furthermore, fans expressed how delighted they are with this news because Ngannou deserves to be in the top 10. In addition, many fans stated that Ngannou would beat Fury in their rematch. Some fans had a negative tone in their comment.

In case you missed it!

Was this article helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!