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Carl Froch gives Francis Ngannou no chance against Tyson Fury: ‘He looks like a zero-fight novice’

The boxing community continues to talk down Ngannou’s chances of connecting with a big punch on Fury when they fight later this month in the Middle East.

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Francis Ngannou continues to get hammered over some tentative sparring during a recent open workout.

One week ago, Ngannou stepped into a boxing ring with Mike Tyson in tow to show off some of what they were working. Those who watched the exhibition were not impressed. In fact, Tyson Fury’s father called it “embarrassing” and declared Ngannou would get “smashed to pieces” when the two fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 28, 2023.

Now, former boxing champion and current ringside commentator, Carl Froch, is also piling on.

“Listen, this is a f—ing sparring session, probably the easiest spar [Fury] ever had,” Froch told Best Gambling Sites. “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.”

Ngannou has been talking a lot about “delivery systems” for his one big punch, but Froch isn’t giving “The Predator” much of a chance.

“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,” Froch said. “He looks like what I’d expect a zero fight novice to look like. Slow, awkward, stiff. How is he going to get near Fury? He’s going to get his head absolutely peppered off.”

Dana White agrees.

Nevertheless, Froch also suggested that a recent announcement that Fury vs. Usyk would take place soon after Fury vs. Ngannou was designed to get people more engaged with the Ngannou fight.

“By announcing Fury-Usyk is definitely happening, all of sudden everyone’s tails are wagging and ears have pricked up,” he said. “Now, they’re all probably going to tune into the Ngannou fight on the back of that, because now there’s interest in what Fury’s looking like. It’s perfect timing for the announcement and the skeptics will say ‘What if Fury gets injured?’”

Ngannou vs. Fury is certainly looking like a fun little appetizer before the meaty main course. Through all this, Ngannou is holding strong in his confidence. Doubt him all you want, he’s used to making the impossible possible.

Right, Mike?

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