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I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again: Tyson Fury Responds To Francis Ngannou’s “Lights Off” Comment

Tyson Fury has responded to Francis Ngannou’s ‘Light’s Off’ comments regarding their fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia next month, stating that no matter what happens, he will always get back up.

I don’t think anyone can land it on me: Tyson Fury

On Thursday in London at the press conference of their upcoming 10-round exhibition boxing match on October 28th, Francis Ngannou had a four-word reaction to what will happen if he is able to land a hook on “The Gypsy King”.

“Good night. Lights off,” the former UFC heavyweight champ said.

Upon hearing Ngannou’s words, Tyson Fury admitted that he wouldn’t know whether Ngannou punches harder than Deontay Wilder or Wladimir Klitschko, the two pulverising punchers Fury defeated in title fights over the past seven and a half years, until Ngannou lands a clean shot on him.

“Listen, the guy’s a big puncher,” Fury told Dev Sahni of Queensberry Promotions’ at the press conference. “You can see he’s very big and strong and very well built. But, you know, I’ve fought big punchers before, like Deontay Wilder, and I even fought the old ‘Dr. Steelhammer,’ Wladimir Klitschko. And the one thing that both of them had in common were they both were massive punchers, but they both couldn’t land it when it counted.”

The WBC heavyweight champion also reminded Ngannou that he has emerged as the best heavyweight of this period because he avoids punches and has gotten up after being blasted with powerful shots by Wilder in their first fight.

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Fury believes Ngannou, who will make his professional boxing debut against him, will experience the same dissatisfaction Fury’s defence caused Klitschko back in November 2015. The Ukrainian, a 4-1 favourite for the fight, had won 22 consecutive matches and was being a world champion for nearly a decade, before Fury defeated him in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, Germany.

“It’s OK being a big, strong puncher and hitting a target that don’t move,” the Brit went on. “But it’s pretty difficult hitting this hand at full power when it’s moving like that. So, you can’t hit what you can’t see. And, you know, I’m not the best at what I do because I’m easy to hit. I’m the best at what I do because I’m the most elusive world champion in history. And that’s facts. ESPN will back that up.”

“So, yeah, if [Ngannou] can land it on me, he’s definitely got good aim and he’s been training. I don’t think he can. I don’t think anyone can land it on me. That’s a fact. And if they do, I’ll just get back up. Because I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down. And that’s what it is, so yeah, can’t wait,” added Fury. [H/T Boxing Scene]

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