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John Fury sends stern warning to Anthony Joshua ahead of Francis Ngannou fight

Marcus Chan

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John Fury sends stern warning to Anthony Joshua ahead of Francis Ngannou fight

John Fury has sent a stern warning to Anthony Joshua ahead of his fight with Francis Ngannou.

Former heavyweight world champion and Olympic gold medalist Joshua will take on ex-UFC champion Ngannou in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 8 March.

The fight against AJ will be Ngannou’s second boxing match, having lost to Tyson Fury via a split decision on his debut.

Meanwhile, Joshua looked more like his old self when he dispatched Otto Wallin towards the back end of 2023.

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Ahead of the bout, Fury senior has sent a stern warning to Joshua.

Speaking to LowKick MMA, via Free Bets, Fury said: “Ngannou is a big strong fella. He’s muscly, but he can also move. He’s athletic and if you’re there, he’ll take the top of your head straight off.

“And don’t forget he’s a lot more powerful a man than Andy Ruiz Jr. When he gets you in trouble, you’ll know about it and he won’t just do that with A.J. He’ll do it to anybody out there.”

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Image Credit: Getty
Image Credit: Getty

During the press conference, Ngannou questioned Joshua’s chin.

He said: “I heard he doesn't have a chin. I don't know if it's true or not. I hope I have the opportunity to test it out, that's my wish.

“I'm the underground king. I might not be the champion in boxing, but I'm a life champion. I'm pretty good at finding my way to do my thing.”

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Joshua said: “His mind I have to conquer. You have to take someone's soul, you have to take someone's spirit. I'm looking forward to the challenge.

“He gave Fury an unbelievable fight. I thought 'hang on a minute here'. The fight was not something I was looking at straight away, but that's someone who is going to cause a bit of chaos in the heavyweight division.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Instagram John Fury

Topics: Anthony Joshua, Francis Ngannou, John Fury, Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing

Marcus Chan
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