“Pathetic and Pointless”: Tyson Fury Blasted for Demanding Special Rules Involving Mike Tyson for Potential Francis Ngannou Fight

Published 01/22/2023, 5:10 AM EST
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UFC recently saw one of its biggest crowd-pullers, heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, leave the promotion. And combat sports enthusiasts have since been wondering about the future of Ngannou’s combat journey. Meanwhile, ‘The Predator’ has been efficiently setting up his future prospects by calling out heavyweight superstars, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. While he initially expressed no interest in the fight, it looks like Fury now wishes to give Ngannou a chance. In fact, he even had a few rules for the potential fight.

Fury was recently in an interview with Radio Rahim for ‘Seconds Out’. In conversation, he opened up about potentially stepping into the ring with Ngannou. And also issued an open challenge to him. Fury said, “Francis Ngannou, I know you’re out of contract with the UFC. Wanna earn some big boy money? Come see the Gypsy King.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury reacts after the final bell in his heavy weight fight against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury won by a unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Moreover, he even set a few rules for the fight. Fury mentioned, “Let’s do a big, big fight for the baddest MF on the planet. Let’s kick it up spicy. In a cage, four-ounce gloves, under Queensberry [boxing rules].”


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Additionally, he also expressed his desire to have Mike Tyson as the referee for the match.

Fans share their thoughts on Tyson Fury’s proposed rules

Boxing fans were not too happy with Fury’s series of rules. In fact, a lot of fans took to social media to speak their mind about the same.

A fan wasted no time in expressing his disinterest in the fight.

Another user felt that Ngannou had a better chance with 4 oz gloves.

Meanwhile, a user was quick to contradict. The user mentioned that Ngannou would never hit as hard as a professional boxer. Moreover, the fight was also called “pathetic and pointless”.

On the other hand, a few fans felt that Fury was trying to avoid fighting Oleksandr Usyk.


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Similarly, a user also mentioned that Fury was “looking for a way out” of the Usyk fight. Moreover, the user also mentioned that Fury could fight both fighters.


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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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