Tyson Fury has been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism following his hard fought split decision win over Francis Ngannou this past weekend.
Though Fury was expected to make light work of Ngannou, the former UFC champion defied all expectations and gave The Gypsy King all he could handle, even dramatically dropping him in the third round.
Some even thought ‘The Predator’ was hard done by not to get the decision in Riyadh on Saturday night, though Compubox stats showed that he was outlanded by Fury in the majority of the rounds.
Someone who has been extremely critical of Fury over the past twelve months is social media influencer True Geordie, who has had it out for the WBC heavyweight champion ever since an interview between the pair turned sour last year.
And it should come as no surprise that TG has stuck the boot in following Fury’s below par showing against Ngannou, claiming the Brit lost the fight, “destroyed his legacy” and branded him “pathetic.”
In a video on his YouTube channel, True Geordie gleefully claimed:
“Francis won that fight. He landed the harder shorts, he dropped him and he was the more imposing fighter in that fight and everyone f***ing knows it.”
“For Tyson Fury to point to ring rust as a reason? Mate, you’ve just destroyed your whole f***ing legacy.”
“You didn’t want anything to do with him, running away for the last two rounds! It was pathetic, actually.”
Looks like Geordie isn’t in the mood for repairing his relationship with Fury just yet.
Though the flack Fury has taken and will continue to receive for his showing will no doubt weigh heavy, he will have to brush it off and remain headstrong, with an undisputed showdown against Oleksandr Usyk seemingly looming large for early 2024.
The historic four belt unification, for which contracts have already been signed, had originally been touted to land on December 23rd in Saudi Arabia, however the damage sustained by the Morecambe man against Ngannou, which included a cut and a nasty black eye, meant that this date was scrapped less than 24 hours after the fight.