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Aaron Bowen: Joshua can deliver the knockout blow

Our boxing ambassador Aaron Bowen gives his thoughts on the big fight between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou.

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Get ready to rumble in Riyadh

Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou looks like a proper fight this weekend, and I’m intrigued to see how it will play out in Riyadh.

On paper, it looks to be a 50-50 match, as the undefeated reigning heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury struggled against Ngannou when they met last year. Ngannou definitely gave him a run for his money that day, which certainly surprised a few people.

Joshua will be too quick

However, I am going to side with Joshua in this fight, who I think will win within five rounds, and he’ll do it by knockout. It’s styles that make fights, and that’s where I think Joshua will come into his own, as he is the stronger and faster fighter.

Ngannou will struggle with Joshua’s speed, and therefore he won’t be able to get into a rhythm. Furthermore, I think Joshua has improved in his recent fights, and he’ll be able to cope with the pressure and step up to the occasion.

Fair play to Ngannou

Despite this, I do think Ngannou has done very well since he’s turned his attention to boxing, for someone who has very little experience in the sport. You can tell he is a natural fighter from his background as an MMA fighter, which has helped him make the transition. He is a worthy contender in the heavyweight division, but I don’t think he has the quality to be a title contender, and this will be his peak.

I will certainly be tuning in on Saturday night to find out who will come on top!

Tip: Anthony Joshua to win by knockout (8/11)

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