All roads will be leading to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia this 2024, as Cameroon’s MMAchampion, Francis Ngannou will be fighting The British-Nigerian, Anthony Joshua. The Fight between Ngannou and Joshua has been confirmed, but the date has not been made public.
Both legends will face each other on March 8th, and this will come weeks after Fury takes on Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed world title fight on February 17.
It is going to be a mind blowing season in the boxing world this year as Former unified world heavyweight champion Joshua is expected to face Ngannou, a former UFC champion, after the planned fight was announced by promotional teams Matchroom and Queensberry on Friday night.
Ngannou is up to the task!
Before the first bell tolls, let’s dissect the stakes and the men behind the masks. Francis Ngannou, the “Predator,” needs no introduction.
The former UFC heavyweight champion, renowned for his devastating knockout power and relentless pressure, holds an aura of mystique.
His story transcends the ring, inspiring millions. Stepping into the boxing ring for this clash, Ngannou faces a new challenge, a different form of combat against a formidable opponent.
Anthony Joshua man of the game
His adversary, Anthony Joshua, “AJ” to fans, is a legend in his own right. A two-time unified heavyweight champion, Joshua boasts an Olympic gold medal and a reputation for resilience.
Having faced and overcome adversity throughout his career, including devastating losses to Oleksandr Usyk, Joshua’s hunger for supremacy burns brighter than ever.
This fight represents a chance for him to not only reclaim his titles but also prove his dominance across combat sports.
Anthony Joshua has an undisputable reputation he has built for himself for the past years and has proven his worth while Francis N’Gannou though broke through with his Tyson combat still has much ahead of him.
In December, Joshua secured a commanding fifth-round stoppage against Otto Wallin, marking his third consecutive triumph last year.
Following his remarkable victory over Wallin, Joshua asserted, “I’m ready to take on any challenger, anytime and anywhere.”
The stakes in this clash are etremely high. For Ngannou, it’s a chance to cement his legacy as a cross-over champion, dominating both MMA and boxing. It’s an opportunity to conquer new territory and establish himself as a global sporting icon which looks possible.
For Joshua, it’s a fight for redemption, a chance to silence doubters and reclaim his position as the king of the heavyweights. It’s a fight that transcends titles and belts, becoming a battle for personal redemption and ultimate glory.
A press conference has been scheduled for this January 15 where the two champions will be facing each other for the first time in London.