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OFFICIAL: Joshua to face Cameroonian predator, Ngannou in March

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Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter, has announced that Anthony Joshua will now fight former UFC strongman Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.

Mr Hearn posted on his official X handle that it’s a done deal, adding that Joshua and Ngannou will collide on a huge night in Riyadh.

A March 9th date has been mentioned, but Hearn says a press conference would be held in London on 15 January with more details about the bout “dropping soon”.

Cameroonian predator—Ngannou who is 37, was ranked the number 10 heavyweight by the WBC after he almost stunned WBC heavyweight champion Fury, losing on a controversial split decision in their Saudi Arabia contest.

Also, Joshua, 34, was set to face Deontay Wilder after beating Otto Wallin, but the American’s defeat by Joseph Parker scuttled plans for their big showdown.

Meanwhile, Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will fight to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999 when they finally clash on 17 February in Saudi Arabia.

 

 

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