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Francis Ngannou's next fight 'confirmed' after brutal Anthony Joshua knockout

Francis Ngannou's next fight 'confirmed' after brutal Anthony Joshua knockout

Nagannou is ready to return to action.

Francis Ngannou's next fight has been confirmed after he was brutally knocked out by Anthony Joshua.

Earlier this month Ngannou was knocked out by Joshua in the second round of their fight in Saudi Arabia.

The 37-year-old was dropped in the first and second rounds by the former two-time heavyweight world champion, but was knocked unconscious in the second.

The mixed martial artist has lost both of his pro boxing fights, after the judges awarded Tyson Fury the win when they pair met last October.

Ngannou is now set for another fight although it will be back in the cage rather than the boxing ring.

Speaking on The MMA Hour, Professional Fighters League (PFL) founder Donn Davis confirmed that Ngannou will face Rennan Ferreira this summer in Saudi Arabia.

The two fighters will headline an event also featuring Cris Cyborg vs Larissa Pacheco, and Cedric Doumbe on the undercard.

The event is expected to take place between July and September.


"That will be a pay-per-view fight," Davis said on Ngannou’s PFL debut against Ferreira.

Ngannou joined the Ultimate Fighting League (UFC) in 2015 but left in 2023 after failing to agree a new contract.

"So that fight is going to be big. Just because of Francis, but that event will also have other compelling matchups on it.

"That fight card will take place in Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia. But the details and terms of the full card, the details and full terms of the month and the timing, we won’t announce that for another two months."

Earlier this week Ngannou said he didn't feel right in the dressing room moments before entering the ring to face Joshua.

He also bemoaned the late start time of the bout, claiming he was 'tricked' as he waited for hours in the dressing room.

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Topics: MMA, Francis Ngannou, Saudi Arabia, Anthony Joshua, Boxing