WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury claimed a controversial win over former UFC fighter Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.
37 year old Ngannou, put Fury on the canvas in round three after connecting with a left hook.
But at the end, one judge scored it 95-94 in favour of Ngannou, two gave it to Fury at 96-93 and 95-94.
On social media, most people faulted the decision.
British middleweight Chris Eubank Jr, writing on X, said: “Watching from ringside I thought Ngannou won the fight. It was close but he was the aggressor, landed heavier shots & scored a knockdown. Fury deserved to lose after having so much trouble against a man who has never boxed before… too much time filming Netflix specials not enough time in the gym I’m guessing. Unlucky Francis.
Reacting after the decision, Ngannou “I’m feeling great. I’m very happy. It didn’t go my way. I want to thank Riyadh Season for giving me the opportunity to prove people wrong once again. I might be wounded, but I can bite. I’m ready to fight any time soon. We can run it back again and I’m sure I’ll get better. This is my first boxing match, I’m not using it as an excuse. At first, I was nervous, this new sport. Now I know I can do it.”
Fury said, “I don’t know how close it was, but I got the win and that’s how it was. You can see it here, ring rust. Fair play to Francis, he cut my head here. It was a good fight.”