Boxing 29 oct 2023 at 05:24

Fury Experienced a Knockdown Against Ngannu, Shall We Wager on Usyk?

Fury Experienced a Knockdown Against Ngannu, Shall We Wager on Usyk?

On the night of October 29 in Riyadh, a highly anticipated event transpired – a boxing match between the reigning WBC champion, Tyson Fury, and the former UFC mixed martial arts champion, Francis Ngannu.

Bookmakers had branded the Briton as the undisputed favorite, yet the bout unfolded as a competitive affair. Astonishingly, the "Gypsy King" even tasted the canvas in the third round, although he swiftly recuperated from the knockdown. Ultimately, the matter was left to the discretion of the judges, with Fury emerging victorious via a split decision.

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Now, the fundamental question that looms is whether it was all genuine, as the Briton displayed subpar performance against a debutant whom he should have dominated. Following the match, Alexander Usyk entered the ring, signaling a probable showdown with Fury on December 23 for the title of undisputed world champion.

In the upcoming bout, the "Gypsy King" is the favored contender, holding odds of 1.44, whereas the Ukrainian, Usyk, is quoted at 2.75. A draw is evaluated at 19. Following such an unimpressive performance, Fury's standing in the betting market may undergo a transformation. Although Usyk is of a smaller stature, he possesses the knowledge of combating larger pugilists. While an official date remains unannounced, if the event materializes by year's end, the Ukrainian boxer's prospects for success appear promising. The event, too, is anticipated to take place in Saudi Arabia.