Boxing champion: Mike Tyson has a better chance of defeating Tyson Fury than Ngannou

Former Boxing world champion Carl Froch isn’t mincing words when it comes to the upcoming event between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou.

Despite the hype surrounding the bout, Froch believes that Mike Tyson, who is helping train Ngannou, would pose a more significant challenge to Fury than the UFC heavyweight champion.

While the event is generating plenty of buzz, it’s important to note that Fury’s WBC title will not be on the line in this clash, which will take place in Saudi Arabia.

Ngannou, known for his success in the UFC, is making his professional boxing debut in this much-anticipated showdown.

The decision to bring in Mike Tyson for training has certainly added intrigue to the event. Froch sees Tyson as a legendary figure, and the presence of the former undisputed heavyweight champion has certainly glamorized the bout.

Froch commented, “He’s f——- mad, brilliant fighter and the ultimate fighting machine. There’s an argument to say Mike Tyson would give Tyson Fury a better fight than Francis Ngannou. He’s got all of that experience, he’s an old man, but he’d give Tyson Fury more of a fight for two or three rounds than Francis Ngannou is going to manage. The trainer has got more of a chance than Ngannou, 100 percent. He has, hasn’t he? You can’t argue with that.”

Despite Ngannou’s punching power, Froch remains skeptical of his chances in a boxing match against Fury. He argued that Fury would not be concerned about getting hit by Ngannou’s heavy punches.

“Bringing Mike Tyson in has brought more interest to it, it’s like he’s glamorized the event. Wherever he goes he’s like a god. He f——- mad, brilliant fighter and the ultimate fighting machine. There’s an argument to say Mike Tyson would give Tyson Fury a better fight than Francis Ngannou. He’s got all of that experience, he’s an old man, but he’d give Tyson Fury more of a fight for two or three rounds than Francis Ngannou is going to manage. The trainer has got more of a chance than Ngannou, 100 percent. He has, hasn’t he? You can’t argue with that,” Froch said to BGS.

“Listen, this is a f——- sparring session, probably the easiest spar he’s ever had. I don’t care that Ngannou can punch, a mule can kick really hard, but he’s never going to be able to line it up. Fury’s not going to be worried about getting hit by that monstrous punch because I’ve seen Ngannou on the pads and he looks terrible. He looks like what I’d expect a zero fight novice to look like. Ngannou looked slow, awkward, stiff – how is he going to get near Fury? He’s going to get his head absolutely peppered off.”

In Froch’s view, Ngannou lacks the technical skills needed to compete effectively in the boxing ring. He believes the fight will resemble more of a sparring session than a true competitive bout, with Fury easily outmaneuvering Ngannou.

Ngannou appears unperturbed by criticism from boxing fans citing that he’s being counted out his entire life and he’s still managed to overcome the odds.