Riyadh Arena Bout: AJ Punishes Ngannou, Knocks Him Out Second Round

Two-time world champion and Nigerian British boxer, Anthony Joshua (AJ) last night at the Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia knocked out mixed martial arts star Francis Ngannou in the second round of the much-publicized bout.

Joshua heavily punished his Cameroonian opponent in the first round, but the Cameroonian managed to try a few sling shots that extended the bout for a second round where he was summarily downed by the Nigerian.

The loss was the second time Ngannou, 37, is being knocked out in a professional boxing match. He is a former UFC heavyweight champion, in October 2023 he was similarly knocked out by Tyson Fury.

After the bout, Nganou was rushed to the hospital for medical attention haven received serious battering from the Nigerian.

Reacting after knocking out the Cameroonina, Joshua retorted, “I’m going back to my cage and when they let me out, I’ll fight again.” WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury watched the bout live from the from ringside.

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