The crossover heavyweight battle is just a few weeks away; Francis Ngannou is being trained by the boxing legend Mike Tyson, who believes Ngannou has what it takes to knock out and win against Tyson Fury. 28th October, we will find out if Ngannou can cause the greatest upset in the history of heavyweight boxing.
Mike Tyson believes putting constant pressure on opponents plays a huge role in securing a knockout, he's imparting his priceless knowledge to Francis Ngannou. It will be fascinating to see how wisely and effectively Ngannou makes use of the training.
Mike Tyson on Francis Ngannou's punching power
In an interview with The Daily Mail, Mike Tyson spoke about Francis Ngannou's capabilities as a striker and shared his thoughts on people criticising Tyson Fury's decision to fight an MMA fighter.
"I am helping Ngannou," Tyson said, as quoted by boxingscene.com. "I am learning what he is able to do. He's able to do so much more than I anticipated. He has what it takes to knockout anything or anybody standing in his way.
Once he lands a punch on Tyson Fury's jaw he is going to knock him out too. Nobody can survive that. My philosophy for fighting people and knocking them out was just put as much pressure on them as I could, It was just pressure, pressure, pressure.
Make them make mistakes and then counter with a knockout. Simple as that". Mike Tyson on Fury's decision to fight Ngannou: "He's taking advantage of his celebrity status. Why does he always have to jump to the boxing administration? Can they give him time to make some money and put some bank roll away? He's making some money for his family.
'Let me do what I need to do and then when it's time to box I will box. Boxing people need to keep out of my personal business.' He's always going to bring a good night of boxing, fight hard. You've got to try and hit him with a shot to knock him cold out because he always gets back up and fights hard".