Anthony Joshua faces Francis Ngannou as he continues his aim of becoming a three-time world champion. The fight is just five months after Ngannou lost a close split-decision to Tyson Fury, and ‘AJ’ has put out a message to his fellow Brit, who he aims to outshine.
Ngannou shocked the world when he knocked down Tyson Fury, but ultimately did not do enough to pull off the upset of the century in the eyes of the judges, losing a controversial points verdict.
Now Joshua will seek to put an end to Ngannou’s stint in boxing, and he told Queensberry that he has a point to prove to boxing fans in Great Britain.
“I am the top heavyweight in the U.K., and I am not really too concerned about the world. I am trying to conquer where I live. I just want to conquer here and let everyone know that I am the one who puts boxing on the map.”
Meanwhile, in an interview with DAZN, Joshua alluded to his arguably stronger résumé that Fury’s, having knocked out each of their common opponents, Wladimir Klitschko, Otto Wallin, Dillian Whyte and Kevin Johnson, and indicated that he’ll do the same to Ngannou.
“Every opponent me and Fury have in common, I’ve knocked them out. Every opponent. I’ve never been in competition with him anyway in that sense, but if we are talking facts and stats – everyone we’ve both fought I’ve ended up breaking their face or knocking them out.”
Joshua-Ngannou will take place on Friday March 8th in Saudi Arabia as a breakthrough ‘Riyadh Season’ draws to a close, with the undercard now confirmed for yet another blockbuster event in the Kingdom.