UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has a lot of people trying to take his throne in the UFC right now. No one expected that the world heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury would be interested in fighting the champ. Francis Ngannou’s coach Dewey Cooper believes that the UFC champ can beat the undefeated boxer.
The possibility of this fight happening is an if and also a BIG IF. But if it did, the coach feels that the Cameroonian fighter could beat the Gypsy King in the sport of boxing. In a recent interview with RT Sport, the coach said he believes Francis can beat any heavyweight in the world.
“Tyson Fury, right now, is the best boxer in the world,” Cooper told RT Sport following Fury’s comments about Ngannou. “Tyson Fury is difficult for any heavyweight because of the attributes, the speed, the boxing ability, the good defense, the confidence, the swagger of Tyson Fury.”
“Tyson’s a real one. Tyson’s a tough fight for anyone in boxing, but Francis definitely could fight any heavyweight, with time and amending the training a little bit,” said Cooper in the interview. The coach believes that Ngannou could beat Fury with the right preparations.
Can Francis Ngannou beat Tyson Fury?
We all know that Francis Ngannou is currently the most feared man in the whole world. After his knockout of Stipe Miocic, there isn’t a man on this planet who could handle a punch coming his way from ‘The Predator’. But in a boxing ring, the weight factor of the gloves does play a huge role and so does Dewey cooper think so too.
“He could definitely do it because Francis does have power, however, with a boxing glove the power will decrease a little bit compared to what it is with an MMA glove because an MMA glove is only four ounces when a boxing glove is 10 ounces.
So that makes a difference, you know, a lot of little intangible things. But to answer your question, of course he can box and of course he could eventually beat someone like a Tyson Fury, for sure. It just, you need to go into a straight boxing format,” said Cooper in the interview. Do you think Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury would fight one day?
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