Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou: UK start time, TV channel, live stream, PPV price as AJ takes on former UFC champion

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ANTHONY JOSHUA takes on Francis Ngannou in another huge Saudi clash next month.

The bout will be a ten-round boxing match, with the former two-time heavyweight champion and the ex-UFC champ colliding in what’s another big coup for Saudi dealmaker Turki Al-Sheikh.

Anthony Joshua beat Otto Wallin last time outREUTERS

AJ overcame tricky southpaw Otto Wallin on another blockbuster bill in the Middle East at the end of last year.

Before last month’s epic card, Joshua was expected to fight long-term rival Deontay Wilder after his meeting with the Swede.

But any hopes of a deal went up in smoke after the Bronze Bomber was on the end of a shock defeat to Joseph Parker in Saudi Arabia.

Ngannou raised many eyebrows in the world of boxing following his stunning debut against Tyson Fury in October 2023.

Many thought the UFC legend got the better of the Gypsy King on the night, dropping him in the third round before losing a split decision in controversial fashion.

When is Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou?

Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou will take place on Friday, March 8.

The big crossover clash will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Expect the ring-walks to get going from around 11pm GMT.

What TV channel is Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou on and can it be live streamed?

Joshua vs Ngannou will likely be shown live on DAZN PPV and TNT Sports Box Office in the UK just like the Day of Reckoning card was in December.

You can live stream all the action from the DAZN and TNT Sports Box Office apps, both of which are available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.

A price for the PPV has yet to be confirmed.

GettyFrancis Ngannou dropped Tyson Fury in his last bout[/caption]

Why is Joshua vs Ngannou on a Friday?

Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou will be underway on a Friday night not the usual Saturday.

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This is because of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking place that weekend at 5pm GMT on Saturday, March 9 over in Jeddah.

Joshua vs Ngannou full card

Among the fights taking place on the Joshua-Ngannou undercard is Zhilei Zhang’s huge fight with Joseph Parker.

Queensberry fighter Nick Ball will also challenge Mexican Rey Vargas for the world featherweight title.

MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou

Zhilei Zhang vs Joseph Parker for the Interim World Heavyweight Championship

Rey Vargas vs Nick Ball for World Featherweight Championship

Mark Chamberlin vs Gavin Gwynne

Ziyad Almaayouf vs TBC

Jack McGann vs TBC

Justis Huni vs TBC

Roman Fury vs TBC

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What has been said?

Ngannou: “Nothing is impossible. We don’t know the strength of Anthony Joshua.

“Even though I don’t believe he has that strength, we’re going to find out.

“I’m going to be the one taking his soul.”

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