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Punching statistics from the fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou have shed new light on the hard-fought clash in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Ngannou entered the ring on Saturday evening as a colossal underdog and faced the daunting task of taking on the world heavyweight champion in his first professional appearance as a boxer.
But despite the huge difference in experience, the former UFC heavyweight champion exceeded all expectations and put in a measured performance that allowed him to put Fury on the canvas in the third round.
Despite Ngannou’s successes, Fury would ultimately retain his unbeaten record via a split decision, although not without a number of fans claiming on social media that the Cameroonian heavyweight had been “robbed” of the most unlikely of victories.
Dissatisfaction with the decision wasn’t just limited to online fans. However, former world boxing champion Carl Frampton said he believed Ngannou had done enough to deserve the nod, while Chris Eubank Jr. wrote in a post on X: “Fury deserved to lose.”
Tyson Fury won a controversial decision against Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on Saturday
However, punching statistics show that the Gypsy King landed more punches than the former UFC star
However, Ngannou had the edge in power punches and dropped Fury in round three
While Ngannou arguably enjoyed the fight’s most memorable moment, statistics released after the decision show Fury landed more punches over the course of the ten rounds.
According to Compubox, Fury landed 71 of his 223 total shots, while Ngannou scored on 59 of 231 attempts.
Fury also landed more punches than his opponent in six out of ten rounds, with Ngannou being the more active fighter in the third, fourth and eighth rounds, while round seven was tied.
Although Fury had the edge in total punches landed, Ngannou landed more power punches than the lineal heavyweight champion, 37 to Fury’s 32.
In the final round, Ngannou even attempted a Superman punch, a punch more common in MMA where you fake a kick before jumping in to throw a punch, which drew an amused reaction from the team’s comments.