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‘Wear Him Down and Chop Him Down’: Eddie Hearn Predicts ‘Knockout Chaos’

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‘Wear Him Down and Chop Him Down’: Eddie Hearn Predicts ‘Knockout Chaos’


‘Wear Him Down and Chop Him Down’: Eddie Hearn Predicts ‘Knockout Chaos’

On January 15, we saw the opening press conference for Anthony Joshua (27-3, 24 KOs) vs. Francis Ngannou (0-1, 0 KOs). Just before the press conference, Dan Rafael revealed that Joseph Parker vs. Zhilei Zhang would be on the undercard. Eddie Hearn spoke to Matchroom Boxing after the opening presser about AJ against Ngannou and what he expected from this titanic clash.

Eddie Hearn Speaks on Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou

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Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou

Eddie Hearn spoke to the Matchroom Boxing team about the “Knockout Chaos” card following the end of the press conference. He described Ngannou as “absolutely massive.” He went on to talk about the inner belief he feels Ngannou has. He continued: “We know the danger he brings.

Hearn spoke about a “golden period of heavyweight boxing” and a potential Matchroom vs. Queensberry 5v5 card. The excitement and passion in Hearns’s voice was evident as he discussed the likelihood of the winner of AJ vs. Ngannou vs. the winner of Fury against Usyk. 

Despite the confidence in AJ, Hearn acknowledged the performance has to be better on March 8: “The Wallin performance was sensational. This has got to be on another level.

Prediction for AJ vs. Ngannou

When asked about his prediction for Joshua vs. Ngannou, he said: “I believe he’s going to wear him down and chop him down. By the end of the eighth round, this fight will be over – and Anthony Joshua will be ready to fight for the undisputed world championship.

Take a trip back with us to when Tyson Fury narrowly defeated Francis Ngannou by slit decision.

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