Nigerians have alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) played a role in rigging the fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou. The Cameroonian UFC fighter, Francis Ngannou, took on the undefeated WBC world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, in Saudi Arabia. Following several rounds of intense fighting, Tyson Fury was declared the winner by a split decision by the judges.
Despite Fury’s victory, many Nigerians took to social media to claim that the fight was rigged, and they even accused INEC of acting as the judges. Fury started the fight strongly in the first round, but Ngannou landed a blow on Fury’s forehead in the second round, causing a cut. In the third round, Ngannou knocked Fury to the ground with a powerful left hand.
Despite appearing to be in a winning position for Ngannou after the knockdown, the judges overturned the outcome and announced Fury as the winner. This decision led to numerous comments on social media, with Nigerians claiming that INEC had taken over as the fight’s judges, making comparisons to alleged electoral rigging.
The ongoing complaints against INEC stem from past allegations of rigging in Nigeria’s presidential elections, and this new fight outcome reignited discussions and criticisms on social media.
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