Francis Ngannou’s boxing coach, Dewey Cooper, spoke solely to Day by day Star Sport about Ngannou’s latest struggle in opposition to Tyson Fury. Cooper steered that Fury was lucky the knockdown occurred in a boxing match reasonably than in MMA, indicating it could have been extra extreme within the latter case. Regardless of a detailed loss, Ngannou’s efficiency gained widespread respect. “We predicted the knockdown, Francis knew he’d be capable of land punches on Fury, he’s simply fortunate we’re in a boxing spectrum as a result of had that been an MMA struggle, when he went down within the third spherical, it could have been the pound of the century.”
Cooper believed Ngannou gained the bout and highlighted the struggle’s historic significance had Ngannou emerged victorious. He additionally revealed Ngannou’s intent to pursue each MMA and boxing in 2024, no matter a possible rematch with Fury.
The coach expressed that the knockdown may have been extra impactful in an MMA setting as a consequence of Ngannou’s prowess in that sport. Cooper cautioned boxers contemplating a transition to MMA, notably in opposition to Ngannou. “Any a kind of so-called boxing champions that wish to come to MMA, I’m not going to say it’s straightforward work however these guys can be gentle work for positive. In an MMA struggle, Francis smashes all them dudes, they acquired no shot.”
Alongside his position of Ngannou’s coach, Cooper is the pinnacle coach of the Las Vegas Hustle of Team Combat League and with Season II of the league arising in 2024, he defined why he’s so hyped for its return. “We count on pleasure personified, vitality and explosiveness, we now have new cities, new groups and extra fighters, it’s going to be much more thrilling than final yr, I’m wanting ahead to Crew Fight League”.