Francis Ngannou will return to action on March 09. This time his opponent will be British fighter Anthony Joshua.
We could not wait to see the predator in the ring once more. He was also eager for his return to the ring. Speaking to Canal +, Francis Ngannou said: “I just want to […] beat people up, not get beaten up, beat people up, take some money and go home”. And he was given the opportunity to do so. It will be on March 09, 2024 in Saudi Arabia. He will face Anthony Joshua.
It is a fight with a lot at stake, but also one with a huge financial impact. Forbes magazine, for example, has just announced that Francis Ngannou will earn at least 10 billion francs from the fight. Born in Batie, West Cameroon, Ngannou is delighted to hear that. At the age of 37, he believes that he is no longer in the hunt for a belt. But that does not mean he would not be on top form for the sake of his sponsors and bookmakers. You can also count upon Anthony Joshua putting in a show of his own. The 34-year-old, who discovered boxing at the age of 18, has made a name for himself in the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight divisions, as well as winning Olympic medals. In particular, he ended 2023 by defeating Sweden’s Otto Wallin, who used to hold the World Boxing Association’s continental heavyweight title.