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Francis Ngannou’s boxing coach describes Anthony Joshua combat as ‘hearth vs. hearth’

January 15, 2024 11:20 am ET Dewey Cooper sees similarities in Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua’s approaches. Ngannou (0-1) takes on Joshua (27-3) in a 10-round boxing match March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Cooper, Ngannou’s boxing coach, thinks Joshua possesses the same kind of one-punch knockout power as Ngannou, which makes it an exciting

Francis Ngannou’s boxing coach describes Anthony Joshua combat as ‘hearth vs. hearth’


Dewey Cooper sees similarities in Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua’s approaches.

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

Cooper, Ngannou’s boxing coach, thinks Joshua possesses the identical form of one-punch knockout energy as Ngannou, which makes it an thrilling combat.

“I’m well-versed in terms of Anthony Joshua,” Cooper stated on Morning Kombat. “The one factor that we’ve to look out for – there are a number of issues, but when there have been just one, it will be that highly effective proper hand, in fact. He throws it to the physique simply to arrange that headshot. He has a variety of energy. He can put a man’s lights out with one punch, so it’s going to be a hell of a combat.”

Ngannou impressed in his boxing debut when he pushed WBC champion Tyson Fury to the brink in a close decision loss. Cooper explains how the matchup towards Fury differs from the one towards Joshua.

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“He’s an excellent fighter, essentially sound, sturdy, large athletic, good footwork when he needs to,” Cooper stated of Joshua. “He’s going to be an actual problem as a result of the Tyson Fury combat was about talent. It was about being cerebral as a result of Tyson has so many various types. He fights in three, 4 totally different types. This combat is mano-a-mano, hearth vs. hearth. Tyson Fury combat was water vs. hearth. Tyson was water. He can drown you. He can splash on you. He can crash on you. He can simply put on you down, all these various things. Joshua brings the identical instruments that Francis brings. In fact Joshua’s pedigree could be very excessive. He’s an Olympic gold medalist for crying out loud.

“On the finish of the day, he’s going to try to carry the stress, be on the entrance foot with that lengthy jab that he throws properly, and land his large proper hand. Guess what? ‘The Predator’ Francis Ngannou goes to be doing the identical factor. So, it’s going to be a cosmetically pleasing combat. It’s going to return down to 1 factor, who lands that cash shot first, who has the larger coronary heart, who has extra take a look at of fortitude to undergo darkish areas and proceed preventing with ardour and intent, and I really feel that’s the place we’re going to persevere. Francis Ngannou goes to beat him as a result of he’s simply going to be stronger than him in all points.”

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