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BREAKING: Anthony Joshua Triumphs with Second-Round Knockout Over Francis Ngannou

Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu Reporting

 

 

In a thrilling display of skill and power, Anthony Joshua secured his fourth consecutive victory with a second-round knockout win over Cameroonian boxer Francis Ngannou.

The highly anticipated bout took place in the main event of the “Knockout Chaos” card in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Joshua’s recent victories in 2023, including triumphs over Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius, had already showcased his dominance in the heavyweight division. The December win over Otto Wallin, achieved with a fifth-round technical knockout, solidified his status as a force to be reckoned with.

Otto Wallin, known for his southpaw stance, was expected to pose a significant challenge, but Joshua demonstrated his prowess by securing a convincing victory. This win was followed by the recent clash with Ngannou, who had previously stunned fans by knocking down Tyson Fury in their previous bout.

Despite Ngannou’s formidable reputation, Joshua proved the doubters wrong by outboxing his opponent throughout the two rounds. True to his promise, Joshua delivered a statement with a knockout win within just five minutes of the fight.

The Cameroonian-born Ngannou, visibly shaken by the powerful blows, required medical attention after being knocked out. He received oxygen at the corner of the ring before eventually regaining his composure and standing back up.

In the post-match conference, Anthony Joshua expressed his readiness to face the winner of the upcoming Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk bout, signaling his eagerness to reclaim the world heavyweight titles. The victory over Ngannou further cements Joshua’s position as a top contender in the division, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his future matchups.

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