Mike Tyson is proud of his student Francis Ngannou’s performance against Tyson Fury on October 28. In spite of the massive disadvantage in terms of boxing experience, Ngannou performed exceptionally well and gave Fury one of the toughest fights of his career. ‘The Predator’ came up short on the judges’ scorecard and lost the fight via split decision.
Ngannou’s incredible showing earned him quite a lot of fans after the fight, but seemingly no one was prouder than Mike Tyson, the man who trained him for the contest. The boxing great took to his X handle and wrote
“The true champ of the evening @francis_ngannou So proud how you performed.”
Francis Ngannou had shown interest in learning from the likes of Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis to prepare for his fight against Tyson Fury. Eventually ‘Iron Mike’ agreed to take charge of his training camp.
Social media posts showed glimpses of Ngannou’s progress while training under the legendary boxer’s guidance. However, the combat sports community was not impressed with his boxing abilities, until he gave Tyson Fury a run for the money on October 28.