Francis Ngannou pokes fun at Tyson Fury – mentions table tennis

Francis Ngannou has mocked Tyson Fury by calling himself the “table tennis champion of the world” after their match.

The former UFC champion lost a controversial decision to the Briton in his boxing debut on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia.

The Cameroonian, for many, inflicted Gypsy King’s first boxing defeat, until he silenced his critics with the qualities shown, even though he lost by just one point.

Fury was forced to bite his words after comparing the fight to a table tennis player competing at Wimbledon as he previously said: “(Ngannou) offered absolutely nothing. It’s like a table tennis champion playing in a Wimbledon final. Boxing is not about two men fighting; it’s a gentleman’s sport, it’s a sweet science, it’s whoever has the most ability to land a knockout.”

Ngannou used Fury’s own words against him and posted a series of photos from their fight showing Fury on the floor.

Despite many fans taking issue with the judges’ assessments, Ngannou remained humble in defeat as he said: “I’m feeling good. I am very happy. It didn’t go the way it should have. I want to thank Riad Season for giving me the opportunity to prove people wrong once again.”

“I can hurt, but I can bite. I’m ready to fight anytime soon. We can get it back and I’m sure I’ll get better,” he continued.