“About to Get Humbled” – Mike Tyson Divides the Combat World With Warning for Tyson Fury as Boxing Legend Drops Wild Francis Ngannou-Deontay Wilder Comparisons

Published 08/25/2023, 7:23 AM EDT

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A heavyweight showdown is brewing as Francis Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion, prepares to take on the boxing icon, Tyson Fury. The collision between these two titans has caused speculation and excitement on a monumental scale. Fans all over the world eagerly await to see a Mike Tyson guided Ngannou’s raw striking power go up against Fury’s seasoned resilience. With the showdown drawing near, discussions are unfolding among fans, analysts, and enthusiasts.

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The matchup, Ngannou vs. Fury, symbolizes a face-off between two combat disciplines. The pivotal question on everyone’s mind is whether Ngannou’s explosive punches will be able to breach Tyson Fury’s defense. With ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson training Ngannou, the world waits with bated breath to find out if the MMA fighter can give Fury a run for his money. Ahead of the fight, Mike Tyson commented on Francis Ngannou’s power, a revelation that has divided fans of the fighting world.

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The names Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury resonate in the boxing world. Wilder, known for his devastating punching power, faced off against Fury in three bouts that had the boxing world in a chokehold. Their battles showcased ‘The Bronze Bomber’s relentless determination and Fury’s remarkable resilience. The first fight ended in a draw. The next two saw Fury emerge victorious. This iconic rivalry has left an unforgettable mark on the heavyweight division, setting the stage for Fury’s upcoming duel with Ngannou. However, ‘Iron’ Mike’s claim allegedly looks past this significant occurrence, according to some fans.

On the Jim Rowe show, Mike said “[Francis Ngannou] punches like God knows who, man. He’s an athlete, he moves quicker, works with his speed, and listen man, he only has to land one or two. Tyson’s never been in the ring with somebody that can punch this hard”. Followers of the boxing game quickly took to Instagram. They reminded ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ of the formidable challenge that Deontay Wilder posed. Wilder, who has earned recognition from ‘The Gypsy King’ himself, is arguably one of the hardest hitters out there. Fans instantly began to draw comparisons and reason out as to why Mike made this incredible claim about ‘The Predator’.

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Followers of the Wilder-Fury saga came forth to defend their boxing idols. One fan said, “There’s no way he is significantly more powerful than Wilder that Fury has no idea what is coming”. Another fan said, “He’s a slower wilder who can’t box either. Power ain’t s**t if you ain’t landing nothing”. Some fans referenced the experience that ‘The Bronze Bomber’ had in boxing. One said, “Hey can punch harder than Wilder, but the real question is does he have the skillet to land? Wilder might not be elite compared to other boxers but he’s 100x a better pure boxer than Ngannou”. Another fan remarked, “Lol you see francis punches coming from a mile away. It worked for him in Mma but he will never touch Tyson with those kind of punches”. Similarly, one fan said, “Francis about to get humbled“.

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A section of the fans rallied behind Wilder’s prowess as a standard for comparison. Another group aimed to convince them not to underestimate the MMA Champion. One fan wrote, “Yup. Wilders got the touch of death if he gets a good windup but every muscle in ngannous body can ko you stiff with shots that do not look big. Its a different kind of power”. More fans wrote about Ngannou’s striking ability: “Wilder punches very hard… but Francis hits like a semi truck. We’ll see how Fury takes his punches”. One fan credited both fighters but gave his flowers to Wilder eventually. They wrote, “I think punch for punch Francis Carrie’s more power in his hands but wilder’s straight right has way more power than Francis’ straight right”.

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As the internet becomes a playground for opinions and speculations, there is no doubt that having ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson in your corner is a huge advantage. Tyson Fury in the past has acknowledged that his size plays a significant role in his stellar career and ability to withstand hits. But the ‘Baddest man on the planet’ was always significantly smaller than his heavyweight counterparts. It will be interesting to see how Mike prepares Ngannou for this chapter in his career. The spectacle on October 28th in Riyadh will be a feast for boxing as well as MMA fans. As the event draws nearer, both training camps give it their all. A win for ‘The Predator’ will indicate a new era for heavyweight boxing. On the other hand, Fury, at 6 feet and 9 inches, stands as a tall hurdle.

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Rajdeep Jayan

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Rajdeep Jayan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Rajdeep was inculcated into the world of combat sports through his love for Sylvester Stallone's iconic character, the 'Italian Stallion,' Rocky Balboa. His early obsession with the genre was recently rekindled by the debates he would engage in with his roommate during his college days.
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