Fans are losing their minds as Anthony Joshua is set to take on Francis Ngannou for a thrilling heavyweight Boxing match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. blood sports fandom was expecting this fight as Ngannou was the only fighter left with the potential to fight AJ. Heavyweight champions Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury are destined for an undisputed clash in February, wilder suffered a shocking defeat last month in a fight against Joseph Parker. Later that night, Joshua scored a fifth-round TKO of Otto Wallin after he fractured his nose. Joseph Parker’s win spoiled the plans of setting up a Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua fight, thus leaving Ngannou as the only suitable opponent for Joshua. Rumors of the former UFC heavyweight champion locking horns against AJ were confirmed by the Chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, Turki Alalshikh on Friday.
“I celebrate when I win the titles” AJ is eyeing a third world champion title.
Joshua’s win over Wallin was his third consecutive win this year. it was Joshua’s style of announcing his comeback to the big boys club after a bad couple of years. ‘m on a journey, and I’m going to stay focused,” Joshua, 34, said after the win. The bout was his first with trainer Ben Davison. “I don’t celebrate when we win these fights. I celebrate when I win the titles.” Joshua wants to become a world champion for the third time and to do so he needs to fight the winner of Fury vs Usyk and a win over Ngannou will get him closer to his goal. Joshua showed his killer instinct against Wallin which was missing since his Loss to Andy Ruiz in 2019. If Joshua wants to emerge victorious against Ngannou he must keep that killer instinct intact.
Ngannou has a lot to prove against Anthony Joshua
Ngannou being a former UFC fighter surprised everyone when he fought the British boxing legend Tyson Fury in October in Riyadh. Ngannou floored Tyson Fury with his punches but then proceeded to Lose on a split decision. Ngannou was criticised by many calling his impressive performance against the heavyweight champion Tyson Fury a mere fluke. Ngannou will be stepping into the Ring against Joshua with the intent to silence his critics once and forever.