Anthony Joshua Believes Francis Ngannou Is The Biggest Challenge Of His Career

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua claims boxing Francis Ngannou is the biggest challenge of his career.

In the lead-up to Tyson Fury vs. Ngannou, Joshua thought it was a gimmick fight but he was impressed by the former UFC heavyweight champion. Then, after that fight, Joshua says he asked to fight Ngannou.

“I asked for this fight,” Joshua said (via BoxingScene). “I watched him [Joshua] fight [against Otto Wallin] and then I made a tweet right away. I know he was going to fight Deontay Wilder and I saw and opportunity there, I was calling for this fight. This is an opportunity where I can slide in.” 

Although Anthony Joshua originally thought Francis Ngannou was a gimmick in boxing, the Brit no longer thinks that. Instead, he believes this will be the biggest challenge of his boxing career.

“No, it’s the biggest challenge of my life,” Joshua said… “I wanted to fight for the championship, I wanted to lead my career to the championship, but this is still leading me towards the championship. I have to win, and when I win I’ll move onto fighting for the championship, that’s boxing; snakes and ladders. You win, you go up, you lose you slide down. I have to win to continue.”

Should Joshua get his hand raised against Ngannou, the hope is to face the winner of Fury vs. Usyk.

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