13 Mar

Whyte on Ngannou: "The Guy Hasn't Learned the Basics"

In an interview with Sky Sports, British heavyweight (over 90,7 kg) Dillian Whyte (29-3, 19 KOs) commented on Anthony Joshua's (28-3, 25 KOs) decisive victory over Francis Ngannou (0-2, 0 KOs).

"Francis lacks the experience to beat the top guys. He got a bit comfortable because he performed well against Fury, but Tyson just didn't take him seriously.

Fury thought he'd easily beat Ngannou, but Francis managed to cause Tyson problems, which ultimately destroyed him in the fight with Joshua.

I think that fight gave him false confidence to the point that when he was hit with strong punches, he just stood there and didn’t even try to move his head. Ngannou went down, got up, and just stood in front of his opponent. Then it all repeated. He stood and waited to be finished off for the third time.

Anthony is a puncher; you can't just stand in front of someone like AJ. I knew Joshua's experience and power would be too much for Ngannou.

I thought Francis would do a bit better, but that wasn’t the case. He boxed, but it's not that level. The guy hasn't learned the basics," said Whyte.

The fight between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou took place on March 8th in Saudi Arabia. In the first round, Joshua sent his opponent to the canvas. In the second, the Brit ended the confrontation by sending his opponent to a second knockdown, then finishing him off with a single punch.