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Tyson Fury's father mocks Francis Ngannou’s boxing skills

John Fury, the father and trainer of boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has ridiculed Francis Ngannou’s boxing skills after watching his open workout with Mike Tyson in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Ngannou, a former UFC heavyweight champion, is set to make his professional boxing debut against Tyson Fury on Oct. 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

John Fury posted a video on Instagram on Wednesday, where he expressed his disbelief at Ngannou’s performance and claimed that his son would knock him out in the first round.

“I just saw Francis Ngannou and Mike Tyson and that so-called trainer with the pads on, saw the open workout. I hope he’s joking and he’s playing possum here,” he said. "I hope that’s a joke and meant to be funny. Because if not, he has no chance. He has no hope in hell. He won’t last a round. It will probably be Tyson’s fastest knockout.
“But you know what? It must be a trick, that. It must be a game. Because if that’s what he has - well, God help him, he’ll be destroyed. That’s all I have to say, mate. That’s shameful. If that’s what he can do on a public workout, don’t bother doing a public workout. It’s a disgrace.”

Ngannou, 37, and Fury, 35, will face each other in a 10-round heavyweight boxing match next month. Fury’s WBC heavyweight title will not be on the line, but the fight will count on both fighters’ official records, meaning that “The Predator” will have a chance to become the first boxer to hand Fury his first professional loss.

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