Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou: “I was trying to change my style”

Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou will happen on March 8, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As the center japanese nation continues to develop and appeal to prime expertise, it’s shortly changing into a hotbed for fight sports activities and boxing particularly.

Following Joshua’s win over Otto Wallin on The Day of Reckoning card, many believed he would face Deontay Wilder subsequent. Wilder, who fought on the identical card, got here up brief that evening and misplaced to Joseph Parker.

As a consequence, Anthony Joshua and his staff regarded elsewhere and made a battle with Francis Ngannou. Ngannou made waves together with his efficiency towards Tyson Fury and is about to face Joshua in what will likely be solely his second skilled boxing match.

Heading into the bout, Joshua has introduced his need to follow Ben Davison in his nook. Speaking on the choice, ‘AJ’ mentioned:

“The motive I was in a position to gel with Ben is as a result of he would not strive to change your model. I went to a stage the place I was trying to change my model – a little bit of back-foot boxing, field behind the jab, stick and transfer, not be explosive, management the tempo, stuff like that. But Ben was like ‘that is not your physique kind! you are a f**king huge unit, you are explosive, go and knock f**king individuals out.'” [h/t – IFL TV]

If Joshua stays true to his phrases, followers can definitely count on fireworks when he faces the explosive Ngannou on March 8.

Anthony Joshua says Ngannou is his “undisputed title battle,” reveals respect to future opponent

Francis Ngannou shocked the world when he took on Tyson Fury. Even although he did not get the nod on the scorecards, he confirmed the world what he’s able to, even scoring a knockdown on Fury.

Now, it has been confirmed that Anthony Joshua, a embellished skilled boxer, will likely be Ngannou’s second battle. Speaking on The MMA Hour, Joshua made it clear that he’s not underestimating Ngannou, and that he’ll give him the respect he deserves. ‘AJ’ mentioned:

“Ngannou is my undisputed title battle, that is the mentality I’ve to have. Ngannou is my undisputed battle. Because you are solely pretty much as good as your final battle. I respect him quite a bit, he ain’t simple cash, he’s a tough nights work, and you realize what’s loopy? So am I. I’m a tough nights work for anybody, so let’s go, it is gonna be fireworks.”

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