Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou | PPV - 8 March 2024

Who wins?

Poll ended at 09 Mar 2024, 05:52

Joshua - Decision
18
30%
Joshua - T/KO
31
51%
DRAW
2
3%
Ngannou - T/KO
10
16%
Ngannou - Decision
0
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Total votes: 61

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Re: Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou | SKY PPV - 8 March 2024

Post by TBA »

As this fight moves closer, does any one have any actual sparring stories or comments regarding Ngannou.

Only one I can find is this from 2020.

This is what Sam Jones said after watching Ngannou spar with Joyce:

"Ngannou and Joe went eight rounds of holding their feet. It was the most entertaining spar I've ever seen Joe in.

"Joe, when he spars, likes to work with the other guy but Ngannou was in no mood for a technical spar. He was there to put leather on Joe's face.

"Joe looked at me and [his trainer] Ismael Salas as if to say: 'Let's have it, then!'

"They went to war. They traded right hands for fun. Ngannou was throwing his right hand from his boots!

"Ngannou has a great chin. Everybody knows Joe does too.

"I told Ngannou after the spar: 'You can [come to boxing] no problem, this is easy for you'.

"Ngannou is one of the strongest men you will ever see in any combat sport."



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He must have been around the gyms long enough for Joshua to know exactly what he is getting.
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Question - how is this on Sky?

So so far since AJ signed an exclusive deal with Dazn his 2 biggest fights have been on Sky?
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stujones wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 08:52 Question - how is this on Sky?

So so far since AJ signed an exclusive deal with Dazn his 2 biggest fights have been on Sky?
It'll be on DAZN PPV as well. Just hasn't been announced yet. :TU:
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jwfg wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 09:01
stujones wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 08:52 Question - how is this on Sky?

So so far since AJ signed an exclusive deal with Dazn his 2 biggest fights have been on Sky?
It'll be on DAZN PPV as well. Just hasn't been announced yet. :TU:
Call me an old disnosaur but this fight should not be a PPV fight - okay with a decent undercard (as it is looking likely) it is acceptable but it is a joke really how much boxing fans need to pay to watch boxing on TV and this is against a 1 fight novice and I personally question the true legitimacy of his first fight.
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stujones wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 09:06
jwfg wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 09:01
stujones wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 08:52 Question - how is this on Sky?

So so far since AJ signed an exclusive deal with Dazn his 2 biggest fights have been on Sky?
It'll be on DAZN PPV as well. Just hasn't been announced yet. :TU:
Call me an old disnosaur but this fight should not be a PPV fight - okay with a decent undercard (as it is looking likely) it is acceptable but it is a joke really how much boxing fans need to pay to watch boxing on TV and this is against a 1 fight novice and I personally question the true legitimacy of his first fight.
I refused to watch Fury-Ngannou fight because I saw it as a farce. I was wrong and after Ngannou's performance, I think it deserves to be PPV. Whether I pay my hard earned Shekles is a different thing.
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Re: Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou | SKY PPV - 8 March 2024

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jwfg wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 09:54
stujones wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 09:06
jwfg wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 09:01

It'll be on DAZN PPV as well. Just hasn't been announced yet. :TU:
Call me an old disnosaur but this fight should not be a PPV fight - okay with a decent undercard (as it is looking likely) it is acceptable but it is a joke really how much boxing fans need to pay to watch boxing on TV and this is against a 1 fight novice and I personally question the true legitimacy of his first fight.
I refused to watch Fury-Ngannou fight because I saw it as a farce. I was wrong and after Ngannou's performance, I think it deserves to be PPV. Whether I pay my hard earned Shekles is a different thing.
I listened to the NGannou fight - well it wasn't a commentary as such but Spencer Oliver talking about the fight and each round as it was going - and viewing the thread here aswell. I think more thought NGannou won than Fury but yet it never even crossed my mind that Francis was going to get the decision.

I think the vagueness for many many months as to whether it was a propoer fight an exhibition or something inbetween also smelt a bit too many and there is still a part of me that thinks Fury carried Ngannou. Sure he did not mean to go down, but he did not seem to press for anything himself and I just knew it was going to a SD win for Fury.

I just wish this fight was for some kind of belt - a WBC Silver belt or something as again, not convinced this is legitimate yet.

On a side, re the PPV thing. Hearn / Warren etc have said for YEARS that they need PPVs to pay for stadium hire, pay fighters wages etc - to bring the big fights TO THE UK.... well whether this is the UK or not, this is now not a necessary. This is pocket money for "his excellency" and he could be the only person in attendance and they would still fight. So it would be good if EH and FW did not put PPVs for these Saudi bills as they are not needed.
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Re: Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou | PPV - 8 March 2024

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jwfg wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 07:06
Oiky wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 06:18 still got the feeling AJ gets it done inside the distance :box:
One way or another, I think it'll be a one-sided beat down.
Exhilarating viewing :box:
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Post by stevec@france »

well at least its a few hours of boxing to watch - been a bit slim pickings of late .
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Will be DAZN worldwide.
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stujones wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 10:11
jwfg wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 09:54
stujones wrote: 19 Feb 2024, 09:06

Call me an old disnosaur but this fight should not be a PPV fight - okay with a decent undercard (as it is looking likely) it is acceptable but it is a joke really how much boxing fans need to pay to watch boxing on TV and this is against a 1 fight novice and I personally question the true legitimacy of his first fight.
I refused to watch Fury-Ngannou fight because I saw it as a farce. I was wrong and after Ngannou's performance, I think it deserves to be PPV. Whether I pay my hard earned Shekles is a different thing.
I listened to the NGannou fight - well it wasn't a commentary as such but Spencer Oliver talking about the fight and each round as it was going - and viewing the thread here aswell. I think more thought NGannou won than Fury but yet it never even crossed my mind that Francis was going to get the decision.

I think the vagueness for many many months as to whether it was a propoer fight an exhibition or something inbetween also smelt a bit too many and there is still a part of me that thinks Fury carried Ngannou. Sure he did not mean to go down, but he did not seem to press for anything himself and I just knew it was going to a SD win for Fury.

I just wish this fight was for some kind of belt - a WBC Silver belt or something as again, not convinced this is legitimate yet.

On a side, re the PPV thing. Hearn / Warren etc have said for YEARS that they need PPVs to pay for stadium hire, pay fighters wages etc - to bring the big fights TO THE UK.... well whether this is the UK or not, this is now not a necessary. This is pocket money for "his excellency" and he could be the only person in attendance and they would still fight. So it would be good if EH and FW did not put PPVs for these Saudi bills as they are not needed.
Yes, that is not beyond the realms of possibility.

I guess we will know for sure if he actually fights Usyk, though I strongly suspect it won't happen, and there will be another withdrawal, and this time, Tyson will retire, and perhaps finally he will be stripped of the belt he has been holding hostage for the last few years.

I think that the Wilder fights suggest his punch resistance is going, and that he's in decline, but we shall see.
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“I don’t duck a challenge” says the man that ducked Fury in 2022 and 2023.
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BigDoofus wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:02
“I don’t duck a challenge” says the man that ducked Fury in 2022 and 2023.
I think we’ve had enough of this stuff.
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polecateddy wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:38
BigDoofus wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:02
“I don’t duck a challenge” says the man that ducked Fury in 2022 and 2023.
I think we’ve had enough of this stuff.
x2
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SeanBrennan wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:49
polecateddy wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:38
BigDoofus wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:02

“I don’t duck a challenge” says the man that ducked Fury in 2022 and 2023.
I think we’ve had enough of this stuff.
x2
The forum refuses to comment on Joshua ducking Fury twice in 9 months.
Back to the hilarious John Fury banter.
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BigDoofus wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 06:01
SeanBrennan wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:49
polecateddy wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:38

I think we’ve had enough of this stuff.
x2
The forum refuses to comment on Joshua ducking Fury twice in 9 months.
Back to the hilarious John Fury banter.
yeah the world is against you clearly.
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Post by jamesmcdonnell »

BigDoofus wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 06:01
SeanBrennan wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:49
polecateddy wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:38

I think we’ve had enough of this stuff.
x2
The forum refuses to comment on Joshua ducking Fury twice in 9 months.
Back to the hilarious John Fury banter.
Steady on John, youll have a stroke if youre not careful.
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jamesmcdonnell wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 10:06
BigDoofus wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 06:01
SeanBrennan wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:49

x2
The forum refuses to comment on Joshua ducking Fury twice in 9 months.
Back to the hilarious John Fury banter.
Steady on John, youll have a stroke if youre not careful.
no chance, he's got 3 fights lined up, runs 10 miles every morning before a rabbit stew that he caught with his bare hands, and is the fittest 50-odd year old man in the world. His favourite part of the rabbit is the eye, loves an eye does John.
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I heard he ondw towed a caravan by his teeth from lands end to john o groats in his lunchbreak.
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jamesmcdonnell wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 11:39 I heard he once towed a caravan by his teeth from lands end to john o groats in his lunchbreak.
Liar - was on his mid morning break. John knows lunch is for quitters. He scares lunch away (by taking his top off).
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Oh yes, my mistake.
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jamesmcdonnell wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 11:51 Oh yes, my mistake.
:OhYes:
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Post by stevec@france »

polecateddy wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:38
BigDoofus wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:02
“I don’t duck a challenge” says the man that ducked Fury in 2022 and 2023.
I think we’ve had enough of this stuff.
correct
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SeanBrennan wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 11:45
jamesmcdonnell wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 11:39 I heard he once towed a caravan by his teeth from lands end to john o groats in his lunchbreak.
Liar - was on his mid morning break. John knows lunch is for quitters. He scares lunch away (by taking his top off).
I heard that Chuck Norris went for a lovely family break just outside of Morcombe. Just off the A683.
Once word got out that Chuck was in town, a challenge was made to meet the Yankee Dosser in a field at the top of “The Hard Road”. A prefabricated gravel road tempered by Big John’s self made wacker plate. Towed by his ‘orse.
Well Chuck had heard enough and skidaddled away faster than Ben Johnson on tainted beef. Rabbit, dosser!
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