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Fans think they've spotted major error on Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou scorecards

Rory O'Callaghan

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Fans think they've spotted major error on Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou scorecards

Fans think they've spotted a major error on the judges' scorecards from Tyson Fury's controversial points win over Francis Ngannou.

Fury, 35, escaped with a contentious split-decision victory after their 10-round heavyweight fight in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.

The 'Gypsy King' was given huge problems by former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou, 37, who was competing in his first professional boxing match.

Despite being knocked down in the third round, Fury was awarded the win after the fight went the full distance. Check out the knockdown below.



The British fighter was given the win 96-93 and 95-94 on two of the judges' cards, with the other judge scoring it 95-94 for Ngannou.

An image of the judges' scorecards has now circulated on social media.

And some fans think they’ve noticed a major error in how the fight was scored.


During the sixth round it appeared that Fury threw an illegal elbow that landed clean on Ngannou's head.

However, the Cameroonian wore the shot well and it was not noticed by the referee in the ring at the time.

As a result, Fury did not have a point taken off him and went on to take the round 10-9 on all three judges' scorecards – which proved crucial in the final scores.


Some fans have claimed that Ngannou should have been awarded the win.

"So, they don't count the Fury elbow, then one of the judges gives Fury 96-93 even with the knockdown..," posted one X user.

"Ngannou was robbed. Fury was dropped and took way more damage than Ngannou. It was a draw at best," added another.

While a third wrote: "On top of that Fury also threw an elbow which is illegal. The judges should have taken a point from that in which is would have been a draw or Francis would have won."


WBC heavyweight belt holder Fury is now set to face unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed title, with the fight expected to take place early next year.

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Featured Image Credit: Getty & Twitter

Topics: Boxing, Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury, Fan Reactions

Rory O'Callaghan
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