Eddie Hearn makes prediction for Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou fight

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  1. BoxingViewer

    BoxingViewer Member Full Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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  2. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Active Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Joshua destroys Ngannou in a boxing match...
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  3. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    It has massive crossover appeal if marketed properly.

    Hearn needs to get there first before Fury/Warren capitalise on it and take the bag.

    DAZN needs the cash injection and Francis is just looking for a decent payday.
  4. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Joshua was born for failure

    Ngannou KO
  5. NullaLexInk

    NullaLexInk New Member Full Member

    Mar 10, 2022
    I'd rather this than Ngannou getting a title shot against Fury in his first boxing match. Although AJ's brand would suffer even more if Ngannou was somehow able to chin him, but I don't know how likely that is. I don't watch MMA so I don't know much about him, but going from what other people have said and a few clips, it seems like his style would translate pretty poorly to boxing.

    Besides, I doubt Ngannou would really go for it. From what I can gather, it seems like his main reason for going to boxing, aside from fulfilling a childhood dream, is to build a retirement fund and he wouldn't want to scare off any bigger paydays by doing too good. Weirder things have happened though. But it might be a pretty good confidence builder for AJ and it would certainly be a great payday, so win-win for both guys. I wouldn't be disappointed if this was one of AJ's comeback trail fights.
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  6. BoxingViewer

    BoxingViewer Member Full Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ngannou is not as crude of a fighter than wilder and like wilder ngannou can bang
  7. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Ronaldoooo is crying in his caaaaaar Full Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    I don't mind that fight at all. Joshua should beat him easily but we all know Ngannou can crack and Joshua can wilt under pressure. Intriguing matchup for sure.
  8. CooperKupp

    CooperKupp Cooper and Shohei Are What Sports Should be about Full Member

    Aug 28, 2022
    Lol! Nogannou is like what… 36 going on 37?? And he’s decided to cross over into boxing now??

    Joshua by KO in 4. This sleazy entitled goon francis ISN’T Usyk and he will wish he signed that new UFC offer and rematched a past it 41 year old Stipe instead of this.
  9. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    He will get more money from a crossover fight against Joshua, Whyte or Fury than in 50 UFC fights.

    He doesn't GAF about legacy. He just wants that bag.
  10. 40ozoe

    40ozoe New Member Full Member

    Aug 12, 2022
    I might just become an Anthony Joshua fan again.
  11. JOKER

    JOKER Raiden's Big Papi Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    Roided Vs. Just As Roided.
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  12. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Ngannou is very crude. His punch technique has been heavily ridiculed by the UFC community.
  13. Levook

    Levook Active Member Full Member

    Aug 26, 2020
    AJ certainly possesses the skills & power to chin this dude quick.

    I really hope it doesn't get made, I want to see Joshua against as highly a rated fighter as possible. The HW division needs to stay competitive within itself, with all of the top ten fighting each other. If AJ has stayed in the gym working on his game, absorbing the great boxing lessons that Usyk laid on him, he should come back better than ever, losses be damned!
  14. Whytesnake

    Whytesnake Armchair GOAT Full Member

    Apr 3, 2021
    Everyone wants to fight Ngannou and get some of that niche market cash. When Ngannou loses to a real boxer then his stock is gone.
  15. turbotime

    turbotime Hall Of Famer Full Member

    May 4, 2012
    Who cares about AJ's brand? Are you seeing money from it?

    I would LOVE to see Ngannou chin him just for the Lolz alone.