On October 15, 2023, a statue of Francis Ngannou, the UFC heavyweight champion, was erected at Tower Bridge in London, England. The statue is a temporary installation, and is part of a promotional campaign for Ngannou’s upcoming boxing match against Tyson Fury.
The statue is three meters tall and depicts Ngannou in a fighting pose. It is made of bronze and was created by British sculptor Mark Quinn. Quinn is known for his realistic sculptures of famous people, and the Ngannou statue is no exception. It captures Ngannou’s powerful physique and his fierce determination.
The statue has been met with positive reactions from fans and critics alike. Many people have praised the statue’s realism and its impressive size. Some people have also commented on the significance of having a statue of a Cameroonian athlete erected in such a prominent location in London.
The statue is a testament to Ngannou’s incredible achievements. Ngannou was born in poverty in Cameroon and began his fighting career as a street fighter. He eventually made his way to the UFC, where he quickly rose through the ranks. In 2021, he defeated Stipe Miocic to become the UFC heavyweight champion.
Ngannou’s story is an inspiration to many people around the world. He is a living example of what can be achieved through hard work and determination. The statue of Ngannou at Tower Bridge is a fitting tribute to his accomplishments.
In addition to its symbolic value, the statue is also a reminder of the upcoming boxing match between Ngannou and Fury. The match is scheduled to take place on October 28, 2023, in Saudi Arabia. It is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, and the statue of Ngannou at Tower Bridge is sure to help generate even more excitement for the match.