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Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou preview
When is Joshua vs Ngannou?
Anthony Joshua could face the challenge of Francis Ngannou in Summer 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Joshua vs Ngannou stats
Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Francis Ngannou would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggest Joshua would have a massive power advantage over Ngannou, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Ngannou's 0%.
Anthony Joshua is the younger man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Joshua has a height advantage of 2 inches over Ngannou. Despite this, Ngannou has 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Joshua & Francis Ngannou fight out of an orthodox stance.
Joshua is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 27 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 9 year and 5 months later than Ngannou, whose first professional fight was in . He has fought 136 more professional rounds, 136 to Ngannou's 0.
Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 5 by the IBF and 3 by the RING at heavyweight.
Joshua vs Ngannou form
Joshua has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
He had lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
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