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Rumors: Anthony Joshua to fight Francis Ngannou amidst Fury vs Usyk undisputed clash

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Anthony Joshua redeemed his falling boxing career with three consecutive wins in 2023, potentially reclaiming his top-tier position. Nevertheless, he is still at a distance from the Heavyweight title picture. The only way to find his way back to that spot is by going against elite world champions. His promoter Eddie Hearn appears to be searching for the right suitable options.

In a chat with the IFL TV, the Matchroom kingpin said “so right now we have three fights that we’re in discussions for,” Hearn told iFL TV. “They’re all big and that doesn’t involve Deontay Wilder for March. Our aim, and we’ve expressed this, is to fight the winner of Fury-Usyk. That’s all we want to do. Obviously, there’s the [Filip] Hrgovic fight out there for the world heavyweight title. There’s a Francis Ngannou fight out there, which would be absolutely colossal. There are other heavyweights as well. The [Zhilei] Zhang fight possibly as well with Queensbur.”

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Anthony Joshua

Francis Ngannou could impress Eddie Hearn over his splendid performance over Tyson Fury. The UK promoter got honest about his thoughts on competitive crossovers, validating a potential fight over AJ and Ngannou.

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How can Anthony Joshua become a 3-time world champion

Per the current scenario Joshua needs to fight the winner of Fury vs Usyk however he might need more wins to earn himself another world champion title. On his way to that destiny, a potential win over Francis Ngannou can be that ticket to success
Amidst all of these, former WBC champ Deontay Wilder is also interested to lock horns against AJ. Therefore, Joshua has Umpteel options available beforehand. All he has to do is retain himself on the winning track.

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That said, both the Heavyweight champions – Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are locked in for an undisputed clash in February, leaving AJ out of sight. Meanwhile, the Heavyweight division can continue to offer lucrative opportunities for the Brit. Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is one such example. Despite an unsuccessful boxing debut in October against Tyson Fury, “The Predator” left the combat world impressed with his skills. Now Hearn since interested in putting his man “AJ” opposite Ngannou.

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Abhishek Singh
Abhishek Singhhttps://thesportsroom.org
Abhishek is a veteran journalist who covers the sport of MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Arm-wrestling, Boxing and Pop Culture. His passion for Combat Sports began when he first saw the highlights of boxing legends like Manny Pacquiao, Arturo Gatti, Miguel Cotto etc.
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