Eddie Hearn gives an update on Francis Ngannou vs Anthony Joshua

Eddie Hearn sheds some light on the offer made to Francis Ngannou's team.

by Aryan Lakhani
Eddie Hearn gives an update on Francis Ngannou vs Anthony Joshua
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Francis Ngannou has sparked interest in many boxing promoters worldwide for future events, Eddie Hearn being one of them. Ngannou’s recent performance against Tyson Fury has convinced everyone that he can box. Eddie Hearn claims to have pitched Francis Ngannou’s team for a potential match with Anthony Joshua.

However, Ngannou’s team never replied back. Ngannou may focus more on MMA matches in 2024, as he has to make his PFL debut. Ngannou wants a rematch with Tyson Fury because of how close the decision was; it will be interesting to see how Ngannou’s team responds to Eddie Hearn’s offer.

Eddie Hearn on Francis Ngannou vs Anthony Joshua

Recently on The MMA Hour, Eddie Hearn shared his thoughts on Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou and explained how it may not happen anytime soon. “I reached out to Francis Ngannou’s team and I said, ‘Just to let you know, we’re up for discussing the Francis Ngannou [vs.] AJ fight.

I never heard back from them. So I think probably, knowing the business, I would say that probably Fury-Ngannou is almost probably agreed to post Fury-Usyk already," Hearn said, as quoted by boxingscene.com. “[Ngannou will] feel like, after that first fight, he can beat Fury, but there’s no point [in boxing non-stars] — he can really lose to anybody in the top 50 at heavyweight, so you’ve got to cash in at this point, and there’s really only three fights that cash into the levels that he will want [Fury, Joshua, or Deontay Wilder].

Ngannou further said: So I’d guess, and you might know better, Francis Ngannou will fight in the PFL or wherever in spring, summer of 2024, and then he’ll fight Tyson Fury at the end of [2024]. I would think that would be the mindset of the team”.

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