🚨 Teddy Atlas gives Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou verdict

Posted by

Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou are set to collide this year in Saudi Arabia.

The former heavyweight champion will be looking to do what Tyson Fury couldn’t against Francis Ngannou and put in a statement performance.

Fury put in a lacklustre display against the former UFC heavyweight champion and scrapped a split-decision victory over Ngannou in a bout he was expected to easily win.

MORE HERE: 🚨 Conor Benn names the two world champions he wants to face in 2024

Legendary trainer and boxing analyst, Teddy Atlas believes ‘AJ’ is the favourite for the fight but did send a warning to the Brit.

Speaking on his ‘The Fight’ podcast he said: “You could look at it and say OK now forewarned and fore-prepared. He’s prepared mentally unlike Fury to take [Francis Ngannou] serious, stay on the outside, counter punch and stay in control.

“He can show the difference between a polished boxer, a finished product, a guy who has had all kinds of amateur and pro experience up against a guy who doesn’t have that experience a boxing ring. It’ll wind up being a fight where he can win in a hands down way.”

He added: “I’m not so quick to say that right now. Ngannou is a great athlete he is confident, he has the mental toughness and the belief in himself. Joshua is a guy some people think is a little chinny. We know Ngannou can punch. If he can put his hand on that chin, who knows? But you’d have to figure Joshua is a favourite.”


More Stories Anthony Joshua Boxing Francis Ngannou mma Teddy Atlas