‘You Would Do Absolutely Nothing’ – Tyson Fury Claps Back at Francis Ngannou

Published 04/14/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


Tyson Fury is one of boxing’s biggest stars right now. The undefeated Brit’s charisma and personality only add to his incredible boxing ability. As a result, the WBC heavyweight champion is not afraid to fight anyone. And this showed in his latest message to UFC champion, Francis Ngannou.

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Ngannou is one of the hardest punchers the UFC has ever seen. The Cameroonian gave fans another example of this when he destroyed Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. Following that, ‘The Gypsy King’ and ‘The Predator’ have surprisingly engaged in a verbal battle.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon reacts after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The 30-0-1 boxer has now taken to his Instagram story to lash out at ‘The Predator’. Fury posted a picture of Ngannou’s tweet and wrote, “You would do absolutely nothing I’d smoke you in the first round.”

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This comment from Fury was in response to Ngannou’s tweet. The newly crowned UFC champion posted a picture of Fury’s bloodied eye against Otto Wallin and wrote, “If this guy did this to you, what do you think I would do?”

Thus, these comments from the heavyweights showed that it’s not all banter between the two, and maybe we could see a rivalry brewing between the two champions.

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How did the rivalry between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou start?

The undefeated boxing champion has never shied away from lashing out at his rivals. However, Ngannou is a surprising target given that Fury has enough boxing challengers to engage with. So how did it all start?

It all started when Francis Ngannou claimed he was open to facing ‘The Gypsy King’ and Anthony Joshua. ‘The Predator’ had just won the UFC heavyweight championship and spoke about his desire to switch back to boxing in the future.

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The WBC champion did not take kindly to this comment and took a dig at Ngannou. He posted a picture of the UFC star with Mike Tyson and said he would roast ‘The Predator’ after he was done with Anthony Joshua. As a result, this entire rivalry kicked off.

Despite the rivalry, it is difficult to see the pair facing each other anytime soon. However, stranger things have happened in combat sports, so you never know.

What do you make of these comments from Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou? Who do you think would win if the two faced each other?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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