VIDEO: Mike Tyson’s Crazy Reaction to Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Published 04/08/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 01: (CHINA OUT) American former professional boxer Mike Tyson attends premiere of film “Ip Man 3” directed by Wilson Yip on March 1, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)


The world has witnessed Francis Ngannou put his opponents to sleep with his unmatched power. In his last fight too, ‘The Predator’ Francis annihilated Stipe Miocic to dethrone him, thus solidifying himself as the new heavyweight king in the UFC. With his explosive performances over the past few years, the ‘Predator’ has hit the right chord to connect with a vast fan base.

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Not only that, but countless legends of combat sports are in awe when they view Ngannou create magic inside the octagon. Recently, one such boxing great, Mike Tyson gave an insane reaction to Ngannou’s vicious knockout victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249.

Tyson watched this short yet astonishing 20-second bout on his recent Hotboxin’ podcast. He said, “Oh, this is right here. He’d (Ngannou) been knocking people ridiculously.”

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The ‘Predator‘ observed Rozenstruik’s movements in the initial few seconds of the fight. And as he saw the latter in his range, Ngannou walked ahead with extremely power-packed punches.

As a result, ‘Bigi Boy’ fell prey to one of Ngannou’s shots and was left unconscious against the fence. Many expected Rozenstruik to at least go the distance against Ngannou, but the former suffered a lopsided defeat in this fight.

The Cameroonian fighter then moved ahead to challenge Stipe Miocic for his title and walked away with the gold following his fifth consecutive KO win.

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Francis Ngannou – The scariest MMA fighter ever?

Out of all the sturdy heavyweights in the UFC, Francis Ngannou has a made a place of his own. All of his wins in MMA have arrived either by T/KO or submission. He joined the UFC company in 2015 and became a fan favorite in no time.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 28: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Target Center on June 28, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ngannou has an unusual fight style, and it takes an extremely disciplined game plan to thwart him. However, the fighter has learned from his setbacks and has become an even better athlete.

With a sublime record of 16-3, he now sits at the peak of the heavyweight roster, waiting to defend his title next.

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What is your favorite highlight of Francis Ngannou’s thrilling career?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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