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Boxing promoter: Francis Ngannou can knock out Anthony Joshua if he catches him

January 13, 2024 11:45 am ET Frank Warren thinks Francis Ngannou has the power to knock any heavyweight out. Ngannou (0-1) takes on Anthony Joshua (27-3) in a 10-round boxing match March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After watching Ngannou knock down WBC champion Tyson Fury in a close decision loss, legendary boxing promoter Warren

Boxing promoter: Francis Ngannou can knock out Anthony Joshua if he catches him


Frank Warren thinks Francis Ngannou has the facility to knock any heavyweight out.

Ngannou (0-1) takes on Anthony Joshua (27-3) in a 10-round boxing match March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

After watching Ngannou knock down WBC champion Tyson Fury in a close decision loss, legendary boxing promoter Warren wouldn’t be stunned if Ngannou stopped Joshua.

“He’s getting nicely paid for it and that’s what they’re on the market for,” Warren mentioned in an interview with Seconds Out. “Each of them are getting nicely paid. Tyson received nicely paid for it too, however Ngannou has proven if he catches you, he can harm you. He’s completed that as a UFC fighter. Large puncher. You don’t wish to be combating him on the within as a result of that’s his sport. That’s what they do. You solely have to look at the UFC.

“You possibly can see the fellows there, you’re not going to fiddle them about inside. That’s the way in which they combat. You additionally see that he’s an enormous puncher and if he catches AJ, I believe he might knock him out, however then I believe he might knock out practically any of the heavyweights on the market if he catches them. He’s that sort of fighter. He’s an enormous puncher and he confirmed he can field a bit.”

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Nonetheless, Warren says the component of shock gained’t be there for Joshua prefer it was for Fury. He wonders how the two-time former unified world heavyweight champion will method Ngannou.

“For AJ going into the combat, a minimum of he’s seen him now within the boxing ring,” Warren continued. “He’s seen how he performs in a boxing ring towards most likely one of the best heavyweight on this planet in Tyson. So he is aware of what to anticipate. What’ll be fascinating to see is what has Ngannou discovered from the primary combat he had as a heavyweight. Clearly, anybody who’s now combating him shall be trying to see what they really feel would be the chinks in his armor, what they’ll exploit.

“Can he get higher on the age he’s? It’ll be very fascinating to see what techniques AJ makes use of within the combat. He’s an enormous puncher himself. Is he going to go and simply attempt to take him out? I don’t know. I believe he’s going to try to break him down. Can he try this? All of it’s fairly fascinating and he’s a change hitter as nicely. He can flip to southpaw.”

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