Former boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou square off on March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On January 15, the fighters host a launch press conference in London, where they preview their bout and come face to face for the very first time.
British former two-time unified WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (27-3, 24 KOs) is riding a three-fight winning streak. The 34-year-old native of Watford, Hertfordshire won his previous bout last December via fifth-round RTD against Otto Wallin.
Francis Ngannou (0-1) was in action last October, when made his pro boxing debut against reigning WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in a non-title fight. Although dropping a split decision after 10 rounds, Cameroonian-French 37-year-old MMA fighter shocked the world, when he knocked his opponent down in the third round with left hook, as well as won the fight one of the judges scorecards.
The Joshua vs Ngannou showdown is scheduled for 10 rounds at heavyweight.