FRANCIS NGANNOU has accused Tyson Fury of being a glove “CHEAT” just weeks before their crossover clash.
The Cameroonian clubber recently told Joe Rogan: “He’s very tricky with his glove. I think he cheats.”
Ngannou and his team plan to meticulously keep an eye on Fury’s fight night hardware to make sure there is no funny business.
The 37-year-old admitted: “We are talking about it with the team, and they’re like, ‘Oh, there’s the UK commission with the gloves.
“I’m like, ‘Bro, we’re going to get there, we need every glove to be checked.”
The MMA man-mountain added: “If you want us to fight bare hands, bare-knuckle, let’s go bare-knuckle.
“But don’t give me 10-ounce gloves and wear 8-ounce or 6-ounce gloves because he has no protection. No.”
Ngannou isn’t the only person to accuse Fury of shenanigans with his gloves.
Following his defeat in their 2020 rematch, Wilder claimed his rival had had “egg weights” in his gloves and claimed Brit boxing legend Ricky Hatton – tampered with them midway through the fight to reduce the padding.
And ahead of their third showdown in October 2021, he claimed Fury’s gloves had “, had little to no padding”.
Ngannou said of Wilder’s allegations: “But his opponent complains about his gloves.
“It might not be [true], but we have to check that.
“I think we have nothing to lose by double-checking because it’s been more than once that people talk about his gloves, and even his opponents.”
Fury vehemently denied Wilder’s accusations, insisting they were nothing more than “excuses”.
He said: “I’m sure he’ll have a lot of excuses to make, he always does, he’s a sore loser.
“He had Everlast MX on, I had Paffen Sport on, the gloves were the same.
“His trainers were in the changing room yet again [for the pre-fight hand wrapping], they checked everything, there were no queries.
“He got beat fair and square and that’s all she wrote for Deontay Wilder.
“I’ll be surprised if he boxes ever again.”