Francis Ngannou From homeless in Paris to world heavyweight boxing champion – (video and photos)

Paris – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: Cameroonian Francis Ngannou kept the belt in the World Heavyweight Championship, defeating the other Frenchman, Cyril Jean, by unanimous decision, in the clash between them tonight in Anaheim, in California. La lutte by Francis Ngannou # UFC270 pic.twitter.com / LJBVyYom36 – La Sueur (@LaSueur_off) January 23, 2022 After five round so close together and certainly less exciting than fans expected, Ngannou won, taking his 17th win and his first setback against Jen in 11 games. Francis Ngannou enchaîne les takedowns! 🛫🛬 # UFC270 pic.twitter.com / zDYTbFJEL4 – La Sueur (@LaSueur_off) January 23, 2022 Francis Ngannou, now 35, nicknamed “The Strongest Man in the World “, years ago slept homeless in an old Range Rover abandoned in the corner of a subway parking lot in the French capital, Paris, where he arrived in the summer of 2013 at the age of 27; Before being spotted by a volunteer on a tour of aid workers on the streets of Paris to provide assistance to the homeless, he introduced him to Khater Yanbo, head of a humanitarian association in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. «Je remercie le Cameroon, je ressens beaucoup de soutien de mon magnifique pays. »Francis Ngannou après la victoire against Ciryl Gane. 🥊🇨🇲 💚❤️💛 photos.twitter.com / uezPAloxLM – AllezLesLions (@AllezLesLions) January 23, 2022 In an interview with the French newspaper Le Parisien, he recalls: “Francis Ngannou has been helping us prepare meals for months. He was peeling the vegetables. He was shy and cautious but always sociable and adorable. He was and still is a beautiful person ”. Luck knocked on the door of the Cameroonian immigrant when Khater Yanbo introduced him to coach Didier Carmont, who agreed to open the doors of his club boxing without asking him to pay any amount, and presented it to others in this field in following. Thus began his true story with the sport he loved since he was a child, and soon this African giant (1.93 m and more than 110 kg) established himself in the vicinity of French and later world boxing. The secret de the victory of Francis Ngannou 🇨🇲 pic.twitter.com / AM8XXcOblQ – Dyddy 🇨🇲 (@ 45EMDE) January 23, 2022 Francis Ngannou discovered boxing in a little club in Douala, in Cameroon, at the age of 22. With each fight, the Cameroonian boxer, who currently lives in Los Angeles, earns more than $ 500,000.