…Nigerians react

Anthony Joshua has crushed former UFC title-holder Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.

The former two-time world champion demolished the ex-MMA star by knockout in the second round with a huge right hand.

Cameroonian fighter Ngannou toppled to the canvas after the destructive final punch from 34-year-old Joshua, as the crowd in Riyadh’s Kingdom Arena erupted.

Don’t Leave Boxing, Anthony Joshua Advises Ngannou After A Devastating Knockout

Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua has destroyed his Cameroonian opponent, Francis Ngannou to victory in a heavyweight bout in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Joshua knocked out Francis Ngannou with a devastating second-round finish to shatter any prospect of a sensational upset and continue his march towards becoming a three-time world champion on Friday.

After the fight, a video of Joshua telling Ngannou that he is an inspiration, and advising him not to leave boxing was shared on X (Formerly Twitter).

Joshua said, “You are an inspiration, Don’t leave boxing again.” Ngannou replied, “No I will not.” Joshua continued, “Don’t leave boxing do it, don’t leave boxing.”

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Joshua took the mic and delivered another heartfelt word in the ring.

He said, “I just gonna do my best every time and go home. Nothing changes for me.”

… Nigerians react


The game of boxing is far more than a fight. Energy must be combined with skills, intuition, tenacity and proper understanding of the opponent. Most importantly, the fists must consistently, place Jabs on the opponent to keep him away while you manouvre your plans. Those are little things that count.

Ngannou coming from the other ring, is an energetic boxer. What he lacks is the patience to learn the nitty-gritty of boxing. All through this fight, he never showed a plan. Maybe he intended to weigh Joshua down till the English boxer is tired before he exhibits his plans but that also, was not perfectly handled. Too late, Ngannou appeared completely defensive. Joshua saw it right on time, came forward and gave himself one of the biggest performance in boxing history.

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Boxing is a game and a good boxer must not have a single plan. He must be as flexible as a ballerina. Ngannou is bad but I think two losses in the start of his career, is not a good start. I don’t want to mention a KO in a second round, mbok.

Anyway, “it is what it is” (@Oto-Obong Ufot)

…to be continued