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Anthony Joshua has announced that he will be facing Deontay Wilder in December, despite rumors of a potential fight with Francis Ngannou.


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During an Instagram interview with KayPhysical on April 21st, Anthony Joshua was asked if he could defeat Wilder. He responded by saying, “That’s what’s happening.” When KayPhysical asked if the fight was taking place in December, Joshua laughed and replied, “It’s already public news. We’re making it happen. We’ll be facing off in December.” This transcription was provided by MMA News.After leaving the UFC in January, Ngannou quickly moved to the world of professional wrestling and also had significant discussions with ONE Championship, a promotion based in Singapore, over the weekend.The possibility of Joshua and Wilder facing off has been recently reported, following statements from Eddie Hearn, the head of Matchroom Boxing, who avoided discussing a potential fight between Joshua and Ngannou in the near future.There have been discussions indicating that Ngannou might make his boxing debut against Joshua or Wilder later this year. However, Joshua, a former world champion, has stated that it seems highly likely that he will face off against Wilder in December.Ngannou, who hails from Cameroon, has not competed in mixed martial arts since January of last year. He achieved a significant feat by unifying the heavyweight titles under the UFC banner with a unanimous decision victory over former interim titleholder Cyril Gane in Anaheim, California.

Francis Ngannou has been rumored to have upcoming fights against both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

Anthony Joshua, a seasoned British heavyweight fighter, broke his two-fight losing streak by winning a unanimous decision against Jermaine Franklin on his home turf earlier this month.Anthony Joshua, a former heavyweight world champion, has announced that he intends to fight former WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder in a title-eliminator at the end of the year. This seems to rule out the possibility of a highly anticipated match against former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.Regarding Wilder, the ex-WBC heavyweight champion achieved victory in November 2019. He made a successful comeback from a previous title loss by delivering a powerful first round knockout against Robert Helenius in October of last year.

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