How to watch Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou: Undercard, ringwalk times & more

Sean McCormick
Anthony Joshua will fight Francis Ngannou

Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou are set to settle their differences in the boxing ring in what is a hugely anticipated heavyweight fight.

Joshua is on the comeback trail after successive defeats to WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk, and is aiming to become a three-time heavyweight champion of the world.

The 34-year-old has recorded wins over Jermaine Franklin, Robert Helenius and Otto Wallin since those losses and is now on the cusp of a third tilt at the world title.

But he takes on Ngannou, who is fresh from his contentious loss to WBC world champion Tyson Fury in his boxing debut.

The former UFC heavyweight champion sensationally dropped Fury to the canvas, as he surprised many onlookers with his performance against the man considered to be the best heavyweight boxer on the planet.

He now takes on Joshua looking to prove it was no fluke and a win could see the Cameroonian fighter edge close to a shot at becoming the first fighter in history to become world champion in boxing and UFC.

Here is all you need to know about Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou.

When is Joshua vs Ngannou?

The fight takes place on Friday, March 8.

Where is Joshua vs Ngannou?

Joshua and Ngannou will do battle at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of promoter Turki Alalshikh’s Riyadh Season boxing series.

How can I watch Joshua vs Ngannou?

Viewers worldwide (excluding Russia, Belarus and China), including the US and UK, can watch the fight on DAZN pay-per-view. It will cost £19.99 in the UK and $39.99 in the US to purchase the fight.

Alternatively, viewers in the UK can also watch it on Sky Sports Box Office for £19.95.

What time are ringwalks for Joshua vs Ngannou?

The ring walks for the main are expected to begin around 11pm GMT, 6pm ET and 3pm PT.

Who is on the undercard of Joshua vs Ngannou?

  • Zhilei Zhang vs Joseph Parker (WBO ‘nterim heavyweight title)
  • Rey Vargas vs Nick Ball (WBC featherweight world title)
  • Israil Madrimov vs Magomed Kurbanov (WBA super-welterweight world title)
  • Mark Chamberlain vs Gavin Gwynne (lightweight)
  • Justis Huni vs Kevin Lerena (heavyweight)
  • Jack McGann vs Louis Greene (super-welterweight)
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs Christian Lopez Flores super-lightweight)
  • Roman Fury vs Martin Svarc (cruiserweight)
  • Andrii Novytskyi vs Juan Torres (heavyweight)

What is the fight week schedule of Joshua vs Ngannou?

  • Monday, March 4: Grand arrivals – 7pm local time (4pm GMT, 11am ET and 8am PT)
  • Tuesday, March 5: Media workouts – 7pm local time (4pm GMT, 11am ET and 8am PT)
  • Wednesday, March 6: Final press conference – 7pm local time (4pm GMT, 11am ET and 8am PT)
  • Thursday, March 7: Weigh in – 7pm local time (4pm GMT, 11am ET and 8am PT)

Will the winner of Joshua vs Ngannou fight for a world title?

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed the winner of Joshua vs Ngannou will be in line to face the winner of Fury vs Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight world title.

“His Excellency said the winner of this fight faces the winner of Fury-Usyk,” Hearn told the MMA Hour.

“That is a dream chance for us because we chased that for so long. AJ is going to beat Francis Ngannou, and then he’s going to beat the winner of Fury-Usyk, and he’s going to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion.”

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