Eddie Hearn has claimed that Tyson Fury looked petrified during his bout with Francis Ngannou.
The MMA fighter gave Fury a hell of a fight and many people think he did enough to get the nod from the judges only for Fury to scrape it on the scorecards.
And Eddie Hearn believes Ngannou can feel harshly treated by the result.
Speaking on The Sports Breakfast, he said:
It was an embarrassing night for boxing but ultimately, the focus was on boxing…the production, the spectacle that Saudi Arabia put on was incredible but I just can’t believe it.
“I feel bad because in the build up to the fight it was a complete mismatch.
“You’re talking about a guy who has never had a professional boxing match before, a complete novice and in my eyes he beat the number one heavyweight in the world and should have had the glory of the greatest upset in the history of the sport by a mile.
“Forget Buster Douglas against Mike Tyson or Andy Ruiz against AJ, this was on another level – a guy who has never had a professional fight.
“It was close – they didn’t really do a lot, it was a poor contest but he dropped Tyson Fury, he hurt him in the eighth and threw him around in the clinch and for me, Francis Ngannou deserved to edge the fight but I’m still baffled by the performance, what happened in the fight and seeing Fury getting dropped. It was a shocker.”
He continued: “Tyson Fury was hanging on for dear life at times. He looked petrified.
“All I know is that when the final bell came I thought ‘oh my god, he’s got him’ and so did 90 per cent of the people watching.
“I feel a bit for him because for everyone saying he gained their respect, If he wins that fight it goes down in the history of – not just boxing, but sport.”