Emmanuel LANGELLIER: revealed on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 3:53 p.m.
Become heavyweight champion in MMA, Cameroonian Francis Ngannou lives an unimaginable destiny.
In MMA, we all know Conor McGregor however, having change into standard, the fight sport supplied itself a brand new world heavyweight champion two weeks in the past. A French ? No. An American ? No, no … A Cameroonian! Yes, Francis Ngannou goes via one thing loopy on the age of 34 after having defeated American Stipe Miocic. An unbelievable destiny for this former homeless man wandering the streets of Paris.
Ngannou: “I have been carried away for two weeks in a whirlwind of requests and obligations”
Today, nevertheless, he doesn’t really feel that he’s “master of the world” after his planetary coronation. “I especially have the impression that from now on” The predator “that I am, since it is my nickname, will no longer go hunting other fighters. It is I who become their prey. The coolest thing about all of this is that from now on, I don’t have to look for fights anymore either. They are the ones who will come to me, ”confides in Le Parisien Francis Ngannou who does not realize what is happening to him. “I’ve been carried away for 2 weeks in a whirlwind of requests and obligations and I’ve not but had time to ask myself to consider all that”, he explains from Las Vegas where he lives.
The native of Batié, Cameroon, broke stones in a quarry in his village and then migrated to France and Paris where he was homeless for a long time. “Do you marvel what would occur if we eliminated one of the primary ranges of a 50-story constructing?” Something would be out of place and it would fall apart, right? Each floor contributes to the solidity and construction of the building. It’s the same for me. Cameroon, my visit to Paris made what I have become. You cannot take away or obscure a single part of my life without which I would no longer be the man who speaks to you “, remembers Ngannou who” continues to follow everything that is happening in Paris and my connection with the city remains very strong. My living conditions have of course changed since then, but I don’t forget that it was in Paris that my adventure took off. Even the saddest moments of my life, in Cameroon or when I arrived in Europe through Morocco and Spain, shaped me. They are part of my story. “
Ngannou will get alongside very properly with Mike Tyson
Today’s largest heavyweights now wish to problem him, like Tyson Fury. “If I had began the best way I wished to apply boxing, I’d have began from such a low degree that I’d by no means have had an opportunity to face champions like him. From now on, I could also be fortunate to have the ability to rub myself immediately with boxers like him and it is cool, solutions the spectacular Cameroonian. I do know there’s a lot of pleasure and adrenaline behind these doable fights. We are already questioning what it would give, the way it will occur. Curiosity will make the wonder of my eventual boxing match. “
And when Francis Ngannou meets Mike Tyson, what kind of conversation does it give? “We saw each other last Friday. He was my idol and I became his friend. We talked about it a bit and he promised me that when I do my first boxing match, he will be in my corner. Isn’t it classy? Mike, I love him and we get along very well but his way of doing things is not quite the same as mine (smiles). He’s just Mike Tyson, which is already a lot. “