Nigerians React As Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Cameroonian Opponent Ngannou In Second Round

Anthony Joshua had one of the most intriguing performances of his career when he knocked out Francis Ngannou with a devastating second-round punch in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua took down the Cameroonian and the former UFC heavyweight champion three times in the match, unlike Tyson Fury who Ngannou gave a tough time on his debut last October.


By the second round, Joshua stopped Ngannou with a knock out.

The victory over Ngannou is expected to pave the way for Joshua to fight the winner of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk’s clash for the undisputed heavyweight championship.

With the win, Joshua has moved to 28-3 in his career.

Joshua reacted, “When I saw the fight with Fury, I thought damn, this guy could fight, I wanted a piece of that.


Anthony Joshua Vs Francis Ngannou
Anthony Joshua Vs Francis Ngannou

“He’s an inspiration, a great champion, and this shouldn’t take away from his capabilities. He can come again. I told him he shouldn’t leave boxing. He’s two fights in, and he’s fought the best.

“He can go a long way if he stays dedicated.”

Reacting to Joshua’s victory, boxing lovers have flooded social media with support for the British-Nigerian boxer.

On X, the match is trending as ‘Stagged’ and ‘Congratulations AJ’.


APC United Kingdom with verified account, @APCUKingdom, said, “Congratulations to Anthony Joshua, the pride of Nigeria, on his spectacular second-round knockout victory. His performance was nothing short of amazing, showcasing both skill and strategy.

“Let’s celebrate this impressive win alongside Anthony Joshua. Congratulations AJ.”

A verified X account, @AfrokonnectNG said, “Anthony Joshua sent Francis Ngannou to sleep with a hammer punch and you think it was staged instead of congratulating him. Very few fighters can stand this punch.

CBN Gov Akinsola Akin🇳🇬 with veried handle, @cbngov_akin1, commented, “Anthony Joshua knocks out Francis Ngannou in the second round.”

“AJ’s win as a never- say-never, the I-can-do-spirit of Nigerians anywhere in the world” – Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa OON, Chairman/CEO of NiDCOM said.

Another X user, @timiparfect said, “He (Ngannou) got knocked down 3 times in a minute. And you could clearly see that the wind was knocked out of him. They had to pump him with oxygen.”

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