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Usik's replacement has been found. Hearn announced a new "grand fight" in Saudi Arabia with Joshua and Ngannou

Maksym InshakovNews
The first press conference is scheduled for January 15

Former two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (27-3, 24 KOs) will fight against former UFC champion Francis Ngannou (0-1, 0 KOs). The exact date of the fight will be confirmed in mid-January in London.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Joshua wanted to have a third fight  with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usik (21-0, 14 KOs).

"We can confirm that the deal has been signed. Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou will meet during the big night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A press conference will be held on January 15 in London. Details will be announced shortly," Hearn said.

According to journalist Ariel Helwani, citing the head of the General Directorate of Entertainment in Saudi Arabia, Turki Al Al-Sheikh, the 10-round fight is expected to take place on March 8-9.

It is also reported that Zhang Zhilei (26-1-1, 21 KOs) and Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) may appear on the undercard. In his last fight, Zhang knocked out British Joe Joyce (15-2, 14 KOs) in a rematch, and Wilder sensationally lost to Joseph Parker (34-3, 23 KOs) from New Zealand.

Usik's replacement has been found. Hearn announced a new ''grand fight'' in Saudi Arabia with Joshua and Ngannou

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Joshua, who knocked out Robert Helenius (32-5, 21 KOs) in August, topped the top 10 best knockouts of 2023 according to Dazn. The Finnish boxer replaced Dillian Whyte, who failed a drug test a week before the fight.

Usik's replacement has been found. Hearn announced a new ''grand fight'' in Saudi Arabia with Joshua and Ngannou

On December 23, at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Joshua defeated Sweden's Otto Wallin (26-1, 14 KOs. The 12-round fight at the Kingdom Arena ended after the 5th three minutes with a technical knockout).

Usik's replacement has been found. Hearn announced a new ''grand fight'' in Saudi Arabia with Joshua and Ngannou

We would like to remind you that on February 17, 2024, the battle for the absolute heavyweight championship between Oleksandr Usik and Tyson Fury will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Usik's replacement has been found. Hearn announced a new ''grand fight'' in Saudi Arabia with Joshua and Ngannou

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