“He Put Tyson Fury on His A**”: Despite Being ‘The Gypsy King’ Fan, American Rapper Remains Brutally Honest About Francis Ngannou Fight

Published 10/30/2023, 9:43 AM EDT

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In a world where boxing often blends with celebrity, unexpected critiques can ignite fires. Enter Fat Joe. The ‘Lean Back’ rapper, known for his infectious beats, suddenly delves into the boxing realm. Why? The Tyson FuryFrancis Ngannou bout – a clash that rippled beyond sports circles. But here’s the odd bit: Fat Joe, an undeniable Fury admirer, vocalizes a starkly contrary stance. It’s not often we see a dedicated fan openly question their idol’s victory.

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Did Fury truly merit the win in Saudi Arabia’s grand spectacle? Or did Ngannou, the newcomer from Cameroon, surprise everyone, including ardent Fury enthusiasts? As global icons like Eminem, Ronaldo, and Kanye witnessed the match, Fat Joe’s perspective adds an intriguing layer.

When Tyson Fury met his match

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Diving straight into the action, the match between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou was nothing short of explosive. From the get-go, both fighters showcased their prowess, with each punch resonating with intent. As the rounds progressed, it became evident that, despite being the underdog, Ngannou was not letting anyone overshadow him.

Then came the game-changing moment. In a turn that few could have predicted, Ngannou landed a fierce blow, sending Fury tumbling to the canvas. The arena buzzed with shock and disbelief. Did the ‘Gypsy King’ truly beat his opponent?

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Fat Joe, always expressive and candid, captured the sentiment perfectly. Recollecting the event, he exclaimed, “Oh my God! What about the Tyson Fury fight and the brother from Cameroon?” Despite not recalling Ngannou’s name immediately, the gravity of the fight left a mark on him. “He put Tyson Fury on his a**,” Joe asserted, emphasizing the unexpected turn in the match.

Further delving into his thoughts, Joe voiced a sentiment that many spectators might have shared: “Tyson Fury is my favorite boxer… but last night he lost.” He even went on to describe the grandeur of the event in Saudi Arabia, mentioning notable attendees like Eminem, Kanye, Ronaldo, and performances by artists like Lil Baby and Becky G.

Transitioning from Fury’s stunning performance to Ngannou’s remarkable display of skill, it was clear that the bout wasn’t just another fight. It was a spectacle, and Fat Joe’s commentary only solidified its impact.

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Logan Paul slams the system

Logan Paul, a YouTube sensation-turned-boxer, didn’t hold back his thoughts on the controversial decision favoring Tyson Fury over Francis Ngannou. Voicing his disappointment, Paul opined that the outcome was due to a “rigged system of scoring”. Seriously questioning the sport’s credibility. “Really sucks to see Ngannou get blatantly robbed like that… boxing needs a more objective system in place for scoring,” Paul remarked.

Emphasizing his concerns over the subjective nature of decisions made by hand-picked judges. In his view, such bias not only tarnished the match’s result but also cast a shadow over the integrity of the entire sport of boxing. Paul’s criticism underscores a growing sentiment among fans and fighters alike, demanding greater transparency and fairness in boxing’s scoring system.

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With renowned figures publicly questioning the integrity of match decisions, one must wonder: Is it high time for boxing to reevaluate its scoring system and bring about much-needed transparency? So, what are your thoughts on this issue?

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Mrinal Mishra

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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. With over 800+ articles published on ES, Mrinal is known for his extensive coverage of live events, including the recent Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo fight.
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