Eddie Hearn, the British sports promoter, has made a new claim.He claimed that Anthony Joshua could beat Francis Ngannou in three rounds despite the MMA fighter making Tyson Fury look like a novice during Saturday’s ‘Battle of the Baddest’.
The Gypsy King anticipated a rout in Riyadh ahead of the crossover clash but was taken the distance by Ngannou over 10 rounds.
Ngannou managed to drop Fury but the fight ended with Fury claiming victory by split decision, setting up a forthcoming clash against Oleskandr Usyk.
But the Matchroom promoter was the latest voice to express his surprise at the result, calling Fury’s performance ‘dreadful’. ‘People saying “oh, he’s let the boxing world down” – I don’t think that really matters,’ Hearn told The Hook on Tuesday.