TYSON FURY showed off his battered face after his controversial win over Francis Ngannou.

The Gypsy King came off looking far worse than the MMA fighter despite being given the win by a split decision.

Fury, 35, took on Ngannou in one of the most anticipated crossover fights in recent times.

However, the fight proved to be a lot harder than the boxing icon had bargained for.

The Battle of the Baddest went the distance, with many thinking that Ngannou should have been awarded the win.

Fury was controversially given the win by split decision with two judges scoring him higher out of the three.


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Fans even claimed that judges should be investigated amid claims that the result was fixed.

Despite winning the fight, Fury looked much worse off in the aftermath.

It could have been worse for Fury had Ngannou landed his 'Superman punch' in the final round.

The Morecambe boxer could be seen with a black eye and a cut on his forehead after taking the battering from the MMA star.

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Ngannou, on the other hand, appeared untouched as he had very little noticeable damage on his face from the ten rounds.

Fury struggled throughout the fight to dominate the boxing newbie.

The WBC champion even appeared to struggle with his own shorts as he had to keep pulling them up.

Fury even admitted that it was one of the hardest fights he has had in the last decade.

He said: "That definitely wasn't in the script. Francis is a hell of a fighter, strong, a big puncher and a lot better boxer than we all thought he would ever be.'

"He's a very awkward man, a good puncher and I respect him a lot. He wasn't coming forward, standing back and waiting for me to land my punches and then trying to counter – he's a good fighter.

"He's given me probably one of my toughest fights in the last ten years."

As a result of the fight, Fury was unable to confirm his December 23 clash with Oleksandr Usyk while the press conference was also cancelled.

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