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Heavyweight Showdown Confirmed: Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia

Get ready for a heavyweight spectacle as Anthony Joshua gears up to face off against former UFC champ Francis Ngannou in a 10-round battle set to take place in Saudi Arabia this March. The news comes hot on the heels of Joshua’s dominant win over Otto Wallin in December, and it’s a matchup that has fight fans buzzing.

 

Originally slated to go up against Deontay Wilder, Joshua had to change plans after Wilder’s unexpected loss to Joseph Parker. Now, the British boxing sensation is locked in for a clash with Ngannou, who made waves in the boxing world by giving Tyson Fury a run for his money in a closely contested bout.

 

MMA correspondent Ariel Helwani dropped the bombshell on social media, confirming the fight and hyping up fans. Ngannou, a former UFC heavyweight champion, is making his second appearance in professional boxing, and the fact that he’s ranked No. 10 by the WBC adds an extra layer of intrigue to this matchup.

 

Eddie Hearn, the man in the know when it comes to boxing promotions, chimed in, confirming the bout and teasing a press conference in London on January 15 where we’ll get all the juicy details.

 

Joshua, coming off a stellar performance against Wallin, is eager to climb back to the top of the heavyweight division. However, he’s got his work cut out for him against Ngannou, who left the UFC in 2023 after contract disputes and is now focused on making a name for himself in the boxing ring.

 

The fight promises excitement, with Joshua’s explosive style against Ngannou’s raw power. If Joshua comes out on top, the boxing world is set for another treat as he eyes the winner of the Usyk vs. Fury bout in Saudi Arabia on February 17.

 

So, mark your calendars for March, folks. The clash between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou is shaping up to be a heavyweight showdown for the books. Get ready for a night of thrilling punches and jaw-dropping action under the Saudi Arabian lights. It’s a ‘can’t miss’ for fight fans worldwide!

 

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