Joshua And Ngannou’s First Fight Presser – Key Moments

January 16, 2024
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Joshua Vs. Ngannou's First Fight Presser - Key Moments

Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou held their first pre-fight presser for their bout on March 8, 2024. 

The pair have a deal to face each other in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Joshua enters the fight with a stoppage win over Otto Wallin. He was expected to face Deontay Wilder, but the Bronze Bomber came up short against Joseph Parker.

Pre-Fight Comments

Joshua Vs. Ngannou's First Fight Presser - Key Moments
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“He’s seen me box already, so he knows a little bit what is coming after,” Ngannou said. “Unlike Tyson Fury, that was out of the blue, didn’t know what to expect. Joshua kind of knows what to expect. I think this time I need to put it up even more to get the job done. I’m going in against a former champion, against a guy that’s been in the game for so long, winning, and all this stuff,” Ngannou said. “I think he’s 30-something and I’m 0-1. Come on, man. How do you make me a favorite?” Ngannou said

“He’s got older and smarter, if he is going in gung-ho against Ngannou and walks into a shot whilst trading then he will get knocked out. He’s rediscovered his confidence and the fire in his belly, the nastiness. What you saw against Wallin was the first time I saw him spiteful for years,” Hearn stated

Joshua Vs. Ngannou

Ngannou has his second boxing bout after an impressive showing against Tyson Fury. Despite losing a split decision, he earned a top-ten ranking from the WBC. That secured him the Joshua fight after Fury chose to face Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua cannot come out second best if he aspires to become a three-weight world champion. At the same time, Ngannou has nothing to lose as he enters the fight as an underdog. Here are the key bits from the presser.  

Key Quotes

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