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Francis Ngannou Confident of Knocking Out Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

Francis Ngannou has expressed his belief in possessing the skill and punching power necessary to knock out former two-time world champion Anthony Joshua. Ngannou, who will be stepping into the boxing ring for only the second time as a professional, is set to face Joshua on March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Ngannou's foray into professional boxing began in October of last year when he made his debut in a non-title fight against WBC world champion Tyson Fury. In a surprising turn of events, Ngannou managed to drop Fury in the third round and engaged him in a highly competitive battle for the remainder of the contest. Despite his impressive performance, Fury emerged victorious with a close ten-round split decision win.

Speaking about the upcoming bout with Joshua, Ngannou exuded confidence, stating,

"The day is set. It's two months from now, and if any of them think they are going to have easy money, too bad for them. If AJ takes the punch that Fury took, I don't guarantee that he's [getting back] up. I have heard that he doesn't have a chin. I'm going to find out."

Joshua, known for his active presence in the ring, fought three times last year. His most recent bout on December 23 saw him deliver a dominant performance against top contender Otto Wallin, securing a fifth-round stoppage victory. While many praised Joshua's performance, Ngannou remains steadfast in his assessment of the British star.

"I think he's still the same fighter," Ngannou remarked. "Being the same fighter doesn't mean you can't lose. He lost to Andy Ruiz. He lost to Oleksandr Usyk, and he can still lose. By the way, I'm really intending to hand him a loss on March 8. You can still be who you are but still lose. Nobody is undefeated."

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