Francis Ngannou’s new sparring partner Jackson Murray believes the MMA legend will shock the world.
The Aussie heavyweight has built a record of (5-0) since making his professional debut two ago and last boxed just a week ago winning a split decision against Louis Marsters.
Ngannou and Fury collide in Saudi Arabia next month and Jackson has shared his thoughts on the former UFC champion’s chances of pulling off the upset after being drafted in for sparring.
Jackson told Fox Sports Australia:
“It was difficult sparring Francis so soon after my last fight.
“And I still had four stitches from a cut. So against all advice, I had two bandages on, wrapped my head with tape, applied Vaseline and put on my headgear to get the opportunity. And I stayed well away from his right hand.
“He’s a powerful human. Francis is a special athlete; powerful, and he’ll be able to adapt to anything that is thrown at him. I can see within the rounds we have done so far, his team is putting together a clever game plan and he really can shock the world in this fight”