MMA Pundit Disagrees With Ngannou’s View on Joshua Not Being Able to Handle Knockout Power Like Fury

MMA Pundit Disagrees With Ngannou’s View on Joshua Not Being Able to Handle Knockout Power Like Fury

Raphael Abiola
February 29, 2024 at 10:59 PM
  • Francis Ngannou is hoping to defeat Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight bout in Saudi Arabia next weekend
  • The ex-UFC fighter bragged about his knockout power ahead of his bout with the British-Nigerian boxer
  • The Cameroonian knocked out Tyson Fury in Round 3 during his first professional boxing bout last year

Francis Ngannou's bout with British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua is one of the most anticipated fights in the boxing world.

The fight is set to take place on Friday, March 8, at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Boxing lovers are anticipating the fight as it would be Ngannou's second professional boxing bout.

Ahead of the fight, the Cameroon boxer claims he is confident that Joshua would not be able to handle his knockout power like Tyson Fury.

In an exclusive chat with Sports Brief, MMA pundit Afolabi Ojabowale disagrees with the former UFC fighter's stance.

"I disagree. AJ has been in the ring with amazing fighters with huge knockout power and come out unscathed," he said.

Ojabowale also shared his thoughts on the possibility of Joshua facing the winner between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk (in May) later this year or if he would have to wait till 2025.

"Eddie Hearn, the chairman of Matchroom Sport, disclosed the winner of Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight bout against Francis Ngannou will face the victor of the undisputed heavyweight championship showdown between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk," he said.
"Both Fury and Usyk usually fight once annually, so we will probably have to wait until 2025 or late 2024 to see that fight."

It was recently confirmed that Ngannou would be going back to fight in the MMA after his boxing bout with Joshua, with his opponent being the winner between Renan Ferreira and Ryan Bader.

Ojabowale speaks on Ngannou's chances against Joshua

Sports Brief earlier reported on Ojabowale sharing his thoughts on Francis Ngannou's chances against Anthony Joshua when they face in a few days.

The Cameroonian boxer had his first professional boxing bout against Fury in 2023, and he impressed a lot of followers of the combat sport.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.