Anthony Joshua, a British boxer of Nigerian descent, is promoted by Eddie Hearn, who has stated that Joshua will defeat Francis Ngannou, a heavyweight crossover fighter.
Francis Ngannou, an American mixed martial arts icon of Cameroonian descent, had long aspired to professionally battle Anthony Joshua before he made his heavyweight boxing debut.
Nevertheless, it is said that Joshua’s management team did not realize the value in this endeavor until October, when Ngannou shocked the boxing world by coming dangerously close to upsetting heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia.
Remember that Ngannou managed to push Fury to the tenth round in his debut professional heavyweight boxing match. Not only did he manage to take Fury to the canvas in the third round, but the heavyweight fighter from Britain prevailed via a contentious split decision.
Since then, the majority of boxing fans have believed that Ngannou deserves to face Anthony Joshua or receive a rematch with Fury.
Eddie Hearn, who appears to have a great deal of faith in Joshua’s boxing prowess, stated that the Cameroonian has no chance against AJ and would not mind seeing his client take on the Cameroonian.
“AJ against Francis Ngannou is massive, it’s massive. Two giants next to each other. Who knows what’s going to happen? I can’t even believe we’re debating this,” Eddie Hearn said on The MMA Hour.
“The money for Francis Ngannou in boxing, he ain’t going back (to MMA). The money that I know AJ against Ngannou could generate. A lot more than Ngannou got against Fury. Joshua wasn’t originally interested in the gimmick fight when it was proposed to him. A lot of people’s perception pre-fight was that Fury vs Ngannou was farcical.
“We are now in the position where we’re debating if Francis Ngannou beats Anthony Joshua. Take my money and I will show you what happens when Anthony Joshua fights Francis Ngannou. I said three rounds last Saturday, but I’ll be generous and say six rounds (for Joshua to beat Ngannou).”
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