The much-anticipated Joshua vs. Ngannou bout is officially set in Saudi Arabia later this year. A press conference on January 15 in London will reveal the 10-round battle date, announced by Turki Alalshikh of Riyadh Season.
Initially, Joshua planned to face Wilder post his Wallin victory on December 23, but Wilder’s defeat to Parker canceled that match.
Joshua and Ngannou’s clash emerged as the former UFC star entered WBC’s top 10 heavyweight rankings. Ngannou’s bout with Fury in October gained attention, knocking down the WBC champion in the third round but losing in a split decision.Despite opinions favoring Ngannou, Fury secured victory, solidifying his title fight with Usyk. Ngannou’s skills in the heavyweight category were acknowledged.
Joshua’s recent win against Wallin showcased his determination to reclaim heavyweight supremacy. Displaying finesse, Joshua dominated, prompting Wallin’s corner to stop the fight after five rounds.
The upcoming Joshua vs. Ngannou clash promises an electrifying face-off with fans eagerly awaiting details.