Israel Adesanya bets and loses $20k on African brother Francis Ngannou to upset Tyson Fury

UFC powerhouse Francis Ngannou made waves in the boxing world as he stepped into the ring against heavyweight champion Tyson Fury at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This unexpected transition from the octagon to the boxing ring garnered immense anticipation and interest.

During their time in the UFC, Ngannou, Israel Adesanya, and Kamaru Usman collectively formed the trio known as the Three African Kings. The three dominated their respective divisions.

Adesanya and Ngannou have always stood together in sports on a global scale, proudly and resolutely supporting their continent.

Despite Ngannou’s departure from the UFC, Adesanya’s support remains steadfast. This friendship was vividly demonstrated when Adesanya publicly revealed his bet on Ngannou’s victory using the Stake platform.

Adesanya tweeted: “Ain’t no fat sausage, it’s prime angus @stake 🥩.”

While Ngannou showed focus and confidence in his preparation to face Fury, some fans remain skeptical. But Ngannou proved himself against Tyson Fury, who has established himself as a world-class boxer over the years.

The age-old debate surrounding a hypothetical no-rules brawl between MMA and boxing athletes continues to captivate the imagination of combat sports enthusiasts. The recent showdown between Fury and Ngannou has injected new life into this discussion.

Current UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland shared his perspective on this topic. He boldly stated in a tweet that in a real-combat scenario, Ngannou would emerge victorious over Fury.

He tweeted: “Just to be clear Francis Ngannou would destroy Tyson Fury in a real fight………”

The clash between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou was an unprecedented display of skill and strategy from both sides. Even though Tyson Fury won the match via split decision, fans and other combatants rallied behind Ngannou calling the result a “robbery.”

With the victory, Fury raises his professional record to 34-0-1 and stays unbeaten. Although his belt was not in line, Fury came into the bout as the current WBC heavyweight champion.