Carl Frampton believes a much better version of Tyson Fury will turn up for the clash with Oleksandr Usyk.
‘The Gypsy King’ escaped with a razor-thin split-decision against Francis Ngannou in a lacklustre performance with many people believing the Oleksandr Usyk could cause him huge problems.
But speaking to BBC Sport, Frampton still thinks Fury is the likely winner, he said:
“I still have Fury as a favourite against Usyk.”
“He obviously needs to be much better than he was in his last fight, which he will be.”
Frampton continued: “He didn’t let the boxing community down, but he’s probably upset and annoyed at himself because it was a poor performance.
“It seems he’s doing too much. Both guys were at the gala dinner the night before the event, what’s that about?
“I wouldn’t have been doing that if I was fighting. I would have been resting, but we all know Fury is much better than what we saw, and everyone is entitled to a bad performance once in a while.”
Frampton went on to admit he was impressed with Francis Ngannou’s professional debut.
He added: “I couldn’t believe what I was watching at times. I expected Francis to look really wild and amateurish, novicey and be swinging from his feet, and he wasn’t.
“He had a nice stylish stance, he looked like he had been boxing for a long time. He was very tough and powerful. Fury couldn’t work him out. Who in their rational mind would have thought Francis would’ve pushed Fury like that?”
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