The build-up to the highly anticipated boxing bout between Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua on March 8th in Riyadh is palpable. Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has delivered a terrifying reaction to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn’s confident claims that Joshua will make ‘easy money’ inside the ring.
In a recent interview with The MMA Hour, Ngannou addressed Hearn’s assessment, stating that Hearn is a promoter and makes such remarks regularly. However, Ngannou wasted no time in stating his resolve to put Joshua to the test and prove the critics wrong. He retorted to Hearn’s statement by saying that he had heard rumors about Anthony Joshua’s weak chin.
I heard that [Anthony Joshua] doesn't have a chin. I'm going to find out…"I think he's still the same fighter, that doesn't mean he can't lose...he lost to Andy Ruiz, and Oleksandr Usyk, and he can still lose. I'm intending to hand him another loss on March 8th. You can still be who you are, and still lose. Nobody is undefeated.
Francis Ngannou via the MMA Hour
As Joshua attempts to build momentum after his win against Otto Wallin, Ngannou hopes to build on his strong performance against Fury. With both fighters having knockout power, the stage is set for an explosive matchup that has piqued the interest of the combat sports globe.
As the countdown to March 8th begins, fight fans are anxious to see if Ngannou can follow through. His spot in the boxing world will be cemented if he hands Anthony Joshua a big loss. This will definitely change the path of both fighters’ careers in the process.
Francis Ngannou makes a bold claim for his fight against Anthony Joshua
Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has openly stated that he will most certainly knock out Anthony Joshua. He believes that Joshua is more vulnerable to defeat than his previous opponent, Tyson Fury. Ngannou, who recently lost a split decision revealed this confidence in an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour.
Ngannou’s evaluation suggests that he sees flaws in Joshua’s ability to endure strikes in contrast to Fury. The contrast between the two heavyweight champions adds an intriguing twist to the storyline surrounding the forthcoming fight.
While admitting Joshua as a formidable opponent, Ngannou’s claim that he can knock him out indicates a high degree of confidence in his striking talents. This forecast heightens the excitement around the bout, with fans anxiously expecting Ngannou to back up his bold comments in the ring.