Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou on weight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Knockout Chaos: Joshua vs Ngannou weigh-ins

Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou square off in the main event live from Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, March 8. Following the final press conference, a day before the fight show the athletes step on the scales to make it official.

The contest pits British former two-time unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua against Cameroonian-French former UFC champion Francis Ngannou. The boxing match is scheduled for 10 rounds at heavyweight.

Anthony Joshua weighed-in at 252.4 lbs. Francis Ngannou showed 272.6 lbs.

In the co-main event, Zhilei Zhang of China defends his interim WBO heavyweight title against former world champion Joseph Parker of New Zealand. The fighters tipped the scales at 291.6 lbs and 247.6 lbs, respecitvely.

Also on the card, Mexico’s two-weight champion Rey Vargas defends his WBC featherweight title against British contender Nick Ball. The champion was 125 lbs. The challenger came in at 126 lbs.

As well, Uzbekistan’s Israil Madrimov fights Magomed Kurbanov for the vacant WBA super welterweight title. Both fighters showed 153.6 lbs.

Also on Joshua vs Ngannou undercard, Gavin Gwynne of Wales faces Mark Chamberlain of England at lightweight. Both fighters were 134.6 lbs.

In addition, Australian Justis Huni takes on Kevin Lerena of South Africa at heavyweight. Huni weighed-in at 243.2 lbs. Lerena was 232.4 lbs.

Get Joshua vs Ngannou full fight card and weights below.

Joshua vs Ngannou fight card

Main card

  • Anthony Joshua (252.4) vs. Francis Ngannou (272.6), 10 rounds, heavyweight
  • Zhilei Zhang (291.6) vs Joseph Parker (247.6), 12 rounds, heavyweight – Zhang’s interim WBO heavyweight title
  • Rey Vargas (125) vs Nick Ball (126), 12 rounds, featherweight – Vargas’ WBC featherweight title
  • Israil Madrimov (153.6) vs. Magomed Kurbanov (153.6), 12 rounds, super welterweight – vacant WBA title
  • Gavin Gwynne (134.6) vs. Mark Chamberlain (134.6), 12 rounds, lightweight
  • Justis Huni (243.2) vs. Kevin Lerena (232.4), 10 rounds, heavyweight

Preliminary card

  • Jack McGann (153.4) vs. Louis Greene (153.2), 10 rounds, super welterweight
  • Roman Fury (224) vs. Martin Svarc (225.6), 8 rounds, heavyweight
  • Ziyad Almaayouf (144.4) vs. Christian Lopez Flores (142), 6 rounds, super lightweight
  • Andrii Novytski (239.4) vs. Juan Torres (255.6), 4 rounds, heavyweight
Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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