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Francis Ngannou denied shock victory over Tyson Fury

Francis Ngannou denied shock victory over Tyson Fury

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, was denied a shock victory over WBC boxing champion, Tyson Fury in a non-title bout in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Fury was adjudged the winner with a contentious split-decision.

Despite being knocked down in the third round, the British boxer took the result 96-93 and 95-94 on two of the judges’ cards.

The other judge had it 95-94 for Ngannou.

Fury is unbeaten as a professional, while Ngannou was fighting as a pro for the first time.

Ngannou controlled most of the 10 rounds, only for Fury to be awarded the narrow and controversial split-decision win.

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