Francis Ngannou ready to unleash his best side against Anthony Joshua

Francis Ngannou shares his thoughts on fighting Anthony Joshua.

by Aryan Lakhani
Francis Ngannou ready to unleash his best side against Anthony Joshua
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The mega-boxing crossover event is less than 2 months away. 8th March, save the date! After seeing Francis Ngannou vs Tyson Fury, fans have grown far more interested to see Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou. Interestingly, the winner of this fight could most likely fight the winner of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk.

Ngannou has successfully gained people’s trust, which is why most people are confident of seeing Ngannou claiming a win. Ngannou recognizes that he needs to secure a proper knockout win and can't afford to leave the decision to the judges.

Francis Ngannou on Eddie Hearn

“I’ve been sitting here listening to people talking and even [Matchroom Boxing Chairman] Eddie [Hearn] praising me, which I appreciate that,” Ngannou said, as quoted by

“At the same time, I’m not sure he’s honest, or if just wants to get me [sleeping on] his guy, which, that’s not going to happen. I’m just a beginner out here that’s going to train really hard and do everything and come as the underdog to win the fight.

I don’t take my last fight as a reference.. I’m getting prepared for a hard fight.

Francis Ngannou on the Tyson Fury fight

“Yes, the Tyson Fury fight was great, it was awesome, but that’s now in the past, and I have a new challenge in front of me when I take it even more serious now than before, because now, I think there is something more on the line, which is probably the undisputed [title].

Francis Ngannou on fighting Anthony Joshua

“Let’s see, maybe I will do something that nobody has done before, and I really believe that I have the tools to do that. Starting off having a win against A.J. on March 8 in Riyadh, which is going to be a big fight. Not an easy one, but a possible one, and I’m going to take that”.

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