Francis Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion, is stirring up excitement in the boxing world with his latest pitch for a showdown with Anthony Joshua. The heavyweight division was hit with disappointment when Tyson Fury had to withdraw from his upcoming fight with Oleksandr Usyk due to a training injury.
Fury’s injury, a nasty gash over his right eye that required stitches, forced him to pull out of the highly anticipated undisputed heavyweight title fight scheduled for February 17 in Saudi Arabia. However, it has opened the door for Ngannou to throw his hat in the ring.
Having already given Fury a tough fight in his professional boxing debut last October, Ngannou wasted no time seizing the opportunity to propose a match against Joshua. Taking to social media, the charismatic fighter used a clever Kevin James meme to catch fans’ attention.
The meme, which originated from the set of “The King of Queens”, featured Ngannou’s face seamlessly integrated alongside Joshua’s. This creative use of Photoshop garnered praise from social media users who were impressed by Ngannou’s skills and the humor behind his pitch.
With Ngannou’s popularity rising in both the UFC and boxing communities, a showdown with Joshua could potentially generate immense interest and anticipation. Fans are eagerly waiting to see if Joshua will accept the challenge and create an exciting clash between two heavyweight champions from different disciplines.
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As the heavyweight division faces a temporary setback with Fury’s withdrawal, Ngannou’s bold proposal injects fresh energy into the boxing landscape. Will Anthony Joshua take the bait and accept the challenge? Only time will tell, but fans are already buzzing with anticipation for a potential clash between two heavyweight giants.
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