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Anthony Joshua set to face Francis Ngannou in heavyweight clash

, Anthony Joshua set to face Francis Ngannou in heavyweight clash

Highly anticipated showdown

Anthony Joshua is gearing up to take on former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a highly anticipated clash set to take place in Saudi Arabia on March 8. The two heavyweights are expected to deliver an electrifying showdown.

TV guide for the big fight

The fight between Joshua and Ngannou will be available to watch on both Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN PPV. The DAZN UK PPV price is set at £19.99, which includes a one-month subscription. Existing DAZN subscribers can purchase the fight for £18.99. Sky customers can catch the action on Sky Box Office, with the price yet to be confirmed. Viewers can also stream the fight on various devices through the Sky Box Office website.

Why the fight is on a Friday

The Joshua vs. Ngannou showdown is scheduled for Friday, March 8, with the ring walks expected to take place around 11pm UK time. The choice of Friday is due to the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, happening on March 9. The fight will be held at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Undercard lineup

The undercard for the event includes fights such as Zhilei Zhang vs. Joseph Parker for the WBO interim heavyweight title, Rey Vargas vs. Nick Ball for the WBC featherweight title, and more exciting matchups featuring talented fighters.

, Anthony Joshua set to face Francis Ngannou in heavyweight clash

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the equipment I need to get started boxing

To begin boxing, you require essential gear for safety and effective training. The essential gear includes boxing glove, wrist and hand wraps that protect you, a helmet, a mouthguard for sparring, and a pair or gloves. Additionally, boxing shoes and comfortable athletic clothing are recommended for better movement and support.

How long does it take to become proficient in boxing?

The time needed to become proficient is different for each individual, depending on factors including natural ability. Consistency in training, the quality of instruction and your dedication to practicing. With regular training, your basic skills could improve significantly within a few short months.

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How do I wrap my hands for boxing?

Hand wraps are essential for boxing as they protect your hands and wrists. Start by unwinding and wrapping the thumb around your thumb. Next, extend the wrap around the back your hand. Finally, circle your wrist several time. Then, wrap the Velcro-fastened wrap around your arm.


  • Despite the stereotype that boxing is a young person’s sport, approximately 20% of all beginners are over the age of 40.
  • Nearly 95% of boxing trainers agree that mental conditioning is just as important as physical training for beginners in the sport.
  • About 25% of people who take up boxing transition to competitive amateur boxing within their first two years of training.
  • Approximately 80% of boxing injuries occur during training, not in actual competition.
  • Nearly 80% of boxing training injuries are related to incorrect technique, especially within the first three months of taking up the sport.
  • On average, beginner boxers improve their punching power by 10%-20% after six months of consistent training.
  • Beginner boxers tend to make the mistake of holding their breath in 70% of cases during their initial training sessions.
  • Boxing has one of the lowest rates of injury compared to other contact sports, with approximately 1.1 injuries per 1,000 minutes of athletics.
  • Women are joining boxing in increasing numbers, rising by about 15% in the past decade, indicating growing gender diversity in the sport.
  • Cardiovascular fitness improvements can be seen after just 12 weeks of consistent boxing training.

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How To

How to Maintain Guard in Boxing

A strong defense is crucial. Keep your gloves up at all times, positioned in front of your face with the palms facing inward. Your elbows should be tucked in close to your body. This will protect against body blows or headshots. Use your guard stance in all types of training. Be sure to always return your hands back into this position after punching.

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