“I can’t believe it, I’m surprised. I’m still coughing until now,” Bakole told iFL TV after the fight.
“It stung me in the ring, then I was surprised it was in my mouth. It started from [my ear], went to my eyes, then I was surprised when I opened my mouth and it went in.
“I was vomiting in my changing room. I think it’s still here [in my throat], but I think I will be okay. I can feel it, it’s crazy. I think if it continues, I’ll just go to the hospital, because I can’t continue coughing like this.”
Bakole, 30, also called out Deontay Wilder, who has been in talks to box Anthony Joshua but without locking in a date.
“He’s No 1, I’m No 2, why not have the fight?” Bakole asked. “If he’s not ready, they should take him out of the rankings [...] I need that fight, maybe in December, maybe in January next year.”
Cameroonian Ngannou, an MMA star and ex-UFC champion, was making his boxing debut against Fury, who stayed unbeaten with the result. Fury’s WBC heavyweight title was not on the line, however.
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