Francis Ngannou Leaves Fans Terrified with Impressive Power on Punching Machine

Francis Ngannou Leaves Fans Terrified with Impressive Power on Punching Machine

Rene Otinga
updated at February 27, 2024 at 5:10 PM
  • Francis Ngannou will fight Anthony Joshua on March 8
  • The Cameroonian recently showed off his incredible power
  • A video showed him hitting maximum score on a punching machine

Boxing fans all said the same thing after watching Francis Ngannou breaking the scale of a punching machine.

As March 8 draws closer, fans are getting more excited as Ngannou prepares to face off with Anthony Joshua in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Francis Ngannou will face Anthony Joshua on March 8.
Fans made the same joke after watching Francis Ngannou break a punching machine's record. Photo: DANIEL LEAL.
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This will not be an easy battle for either party, but some could argue Joshua has a slight edge since he has more experience in professional boxing. This will be Ngannou’s second boxing bout after debuting against Tyson Fury in October 2023 in a match in which he emerged victorious.

It would be a mistake to overlook 37-year-old Ngannou, who is a heavyweight champion in the UFC.

A video doing rounds on social media showed just how powerful the UFC heavyweight champion can be, and it has left fans worried for Joshua.

The Cameroonian showed off his incredible power using a punching machine, smashing the top score of 999 with one mighty swing.

To show his intent, Ngannou captioned the video, “Who can beat my score?” and this prompted hilarious reactions from fans.


"Bro done caused a 8.8 earthquake."


"Jesus.. there wasn’t even a wind up.. What in the world…"


"Is that real ? 999 without even trying to hit hard."


"I’ve never seen this high of a score"

Can Ngannou upset Joshua?

Despite packing an undeniably powerful punch, Ngannou will need more than that to defeat Joshua, who is a former unified WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion.

He however showed glimpses of promise after defeating WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in his debut last year.

Joshua is a different beat, however, as he knows a thing or two about what it takes to overcome an opponent.

According to Boxrec, Joshua has had 31 professional bouts, with 27 of those ending in a knockout in his favour.

Former UFC fighter Dan Hardy however believes the fight will be a close one, and Joshua has been tipped to struggle against his Cameroonian opponent.

"I picked Fury in the last one. I felt Fury was going to be able to catch him fifth or sixth round once he started to get tired. But this for me is a much better match up for Ngannou, he said, per Sky Sports.
"I feel like AJ's easier to hit, easier to rattle psychologically and I feel like because of the unknown commodity of Francis Ngannou there's going to be a shock to the system."

Joshua hails Ngannou

AJ certainly recognizes a worthy opponent when he sees one, and this was evident from his recent comments on Ngannou.

As Sports Brief reported, Joshua commented on Ngannou flooring Tyson Fury, saying:

“Who hasn’t knocked Tyson down? So many people have knocked Tyson down. I researched Ngannou, and I’ve watched Tyson Fury box a number of times."
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