Confirmed: Anthony Joshua’s Highly Anticipated Bout with Francis Ngannou Set for Saudi Arabia

Confirmed: Anthony Joshua's Highly Anticipated Bout with Francis Ngannou Set for Saudi Arabia

Matchroom and Queensberry officially announced on Friday night that Anthony Joshua is slated to face Francis Ngannou in a thrilling showdown in Saudi Arabia.

Stay tuned for the confirmed date of this exciting match, as it will be disclosed next week. Additionally, a press conference is scheduled for January 15 in London to provide further details and insights.

After securing a triumphant five-round victory over Otto Wallin on December 23, Joshua is determined to reclaim his position at the pinnacle of the heavyweight division. Originally set to face Deontay Wilder, Joshua’s plans shifted when Wilder suffered a defeat to Joseph Parker on the same card.

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Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion, made waves in his professional boxing debut last October by knocking down Tyson Fury. Despite Fury ultimately winning by a split decision, Ngannou has earned a spot in the WBC’s top 10 heavyweight contenders.

Following his impressive performance against Wallin, Joshua expressed his readiness for any challenge, stating, ‘I’m down to fight anyone, whenever and whoever.’