Joshua Unfazed By Ngannou’s KO Prediction

Anthony Joshua is unconcerned by Francis Ngannou’s knockout threat ahead of their March 8 clash. 

The victor knows they put themselves in a position to fight the winner of the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. Ngannou has his second boxing fight, and following his performance against Fury where he dropped the Gypsy King, he backs himself to hurt Joshua. The Predator is keen to test Joshua’s chin, feeling confident he can stop the former Unified Heavyweight Champion.

“I believe if I land on anybody I knock them out. But the question is how to land, that is the hardest thing. How to carry that power and energy for 10 rounds and still be able to knock someone out after all the fatigue. I don’t have experience in boxing but, don’t make any mistake, I had a lot of experiencing in life, of fighting. [And] I view my fighting spirit as high as anybody else’s. I don’t have any (boxing) experience but I know I can fight. You’re born as a fighter, you don’t become a fighter, I do believe that,” Ngannou said

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Joshua has been put down before by Andy Ruiz Jr. when he was stopped on his American debut. But he did show in the Wladimir Klitschko fight that he can get off the canvas to secure a victory. Since teaming up with Ben Davidson, Joshua has returned to an attacking style, abandoning his boxing and moving. He stopped Otto Wallin in his last fight and hopes to do the same with Ngannou.

 

“I believe I can knock him out. Yeah, I would love to knock him out and make a statement,” Joshua stated

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