via Reuters

via Reuters

British boxer Anthony Joshua, aiming to reclaim his lost heavyweight titles, steps into the ring against former UFC champion Francis Ngannou next month in Saudi Arabia. Joshua, seeking redemption after back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk, has strung together three consecutive spectacular victories in 2023. In December, he knocked out Otto Wallin, further solidifying his comeback. But is he prepared to face the force that is Ngannou?

Originally scheduled to face Deontay Wilder, Joshua now takes on Ngannou after Wilder’s unexpected defeat to Joseph Parker. Nonetheless, the fight appears to be something worth looking forward to. Here’s how the fans will be able to watch the fight come March.

DAZN and Sky Sports will now fight it out for UK viewership

Boxing fans around the world can prepare for an explosive night as “Knockout Chaos” lands on March 8th. This highly anticipated event will be broadcast live on DAZN PPV and Sky Sports in the UK with fans having the flexibility to opt for either channel. The price for the PPV has not been confirmed yet. However, as we move closer to fight night, the price details for the pay-per-view will also be announced very soon.

With the undisputed heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk postponed to May, Anthony Joshua seeks to maintain his position as a contender, ready to challenge the winner or step in as a substitute if needed. Ngannou enters the ring for only his second professional bout in an effort to prove to the world that he is now a serious boxer.

HE Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority in Saudi Arabia, expressed his excitement, calling “Knockout Chaos” a significant event for the Riyadh Season and a platform for renowned international boxers.

Fans also have thrilling undercard fights to look out for, including Zhilei Zhang’s defense of his interim WBO heavyweight title against Joseph Parker, Nick Ball’s challenge for the WBC featherweight title, and an intriguing European lightweight championship clash. The fight is almost at hand and the fighters sure look ready to prove themselves in the squared circle. In the meantime, both Ngannou and AJ are already kicking off the beginning of their fight with some serious verbal sparring.

Francis Ngannou compares Anthony Joshua to Tyson Fury

Former champion Anthony Joshua challenged Francis Ngannou’s assessment of Tyson Fury’s chin, highlighting that many fighters have knocked Fury down. Ngannou, however, expressed doubts about Joshua’s ability to withstand his power, praising Fury’s resilience. From Wilder to Hrgovic to now Ngannou, Joshua is finally going to fight a worthy adversary.

Ngannou impressed many with his performance against Fury last year, even knocking him down. He questioned whether Joshua could recover from a similar blow. He stated, I think he’s probably one of the most resistant person out there. That’s not a disrespect to AJ.” He also claimed, “I don’t believe that AJ will take what Tyson took.”

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Joshua countered by pointing out that multiple fighters have floored Fury. He questioned, Who hasn’t knocked Tyson down?” Ngannou, unfazed, explained his mindset during the Fury fight, emphasizing his focus on staying composed despite any knockdowns.

What do you think about Francis Ngannou claiming that Anthony Joshua will falter under his power? Do you agree with his statement? Do share your thoughts in the comments below.

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