Fact Check: Is Tony Johnson, Francis Ngannou Brother? Parents And Family

Who is Francis Ngannou brother? Delve into the article to learn about the boxer’s siblings, parents, and family ethnicity.

Francis Zavier Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist and professional boxer. Currently, he is signed to the “Professional Fighters League (PFL)”.

Started his career in 2013, Francis fought for MMA Factory till 2018. After 2018, he signed with UFC Performance Institute Xtreme Couture and still plays for them.

On January 2023, Francis departed from the UFC Heavyweight Championship and signed a multi-fight deal with the PFL on 16, May 2023.

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Is Tony Johnson, Francis Ngannou Brother? He Has Three Brothers

Francis Ngannou was born in Batie, Cameroon, in a family of five children, including him. He has three brothers and one sister.

However, Tony Johnson is not his biological brother. If we look at Francis’s Instagram posts, we can find a caption on his photos mentioning his brother to several other close people.

Francis Ngannou Brother
Tony Johnson is not the biological brother of Francis Ngannou. (Source: Instagram)

Francis addresses his fellow players and other close friends as his brother due to his polite and humble personality. But that does not mean all of them are Francis Ngannou brother in blood relations.

On the post of 16 April 2021, Francis mentioned Tony Johnson as his brother and thanked him for helping him. Similarly, in another post of 3, April 2023, he said Israel Adesanya was his brother.

There are several other posts where he mentions his brother, but they all are close brothers from another mother. 

Francis Ngannou has three biological brothers and one sister whose names remain to be disclosed. However, two of the brothers are known to the fans.

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Francis Ngannou brother and sister with their mother. (Source: Facebook)

Francis Ngannou’s younger brother is following his pathway, competing in several fighting competitions, and is regarded as one of the rising champions.

Similarly, another Francis Ngannou brother works in a sand mining business. On one of his Instagram posts, Francis Ngannou shared his story about the initial struggle to buy his brother a Truck that could ease him on his work.

Francis Ngannou Parents: Father Emannuel Fosso And Mother Mamma Ngannou

Francis Ngannou was born on 5 September 1986 as the loving son of his father, Emanuel Fosso, and mother, Manna Ngannou.

The childhood of Francis was spent in poverty and with little formal education. When he was just six years old, Francis’s parents divorced, and he was sent to live with his aunt for some time.

After that, Francis started living with his mother and working in the sand quarry to support his mother and siblings.

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Francis Ngannou’s mother is his biggest supporter. (Source: Twitter)

Francis’s father was a street fighter and held an ugly societal reputation. To prove the concept wrong and do something positive, he pursued boxing.

Now, Francis is with his mother, the most important person for him. He often posts pictures with his mother, mentioning that she is his greatest inspiration in Life.

Francis Ngannou: Family Ethnicity And Religion

Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French national. He was born and raised in a village in Cameroon, and at the age of twenty-six, he moved to France for his career.

Francis Ngannou’s familial ethnicity is Bakossi. They are the people of a Bantu ethnic group that live on the western and eastern slopes of Mount Mwanenguba and Kupe in Cameroon.

Francis is fully aware of his origin and respects his background. His love for his country and originality is impressive.

Similarly, Francis has faith in Christianity and believes in the principles and values of god.

There are rumors of Francis being Muslim because of his several posts on his social media account. But that is not true. His beliefs and familial practices are based on the verses of the Bible and the direction of Christ.

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