Joshua: “Every Opponent In Common With Fury I’ve Knocked Out”

Is Joshua Suggesting He Will Stop Francis Ngannou?

Anthony Joshua reminds Francis Ngannou he has stopped all common opponents with Tyson Fury
Anthony Joshua reminds Francis Ngannou he has stopped all common opponents with Tyson Fury | credit: Twitter, Getty Images

Anthony Joshua Has a Troubling Stat for Ngannou About Fury

How two-time unified heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (27-3, 24KO) performs against former MMA champion Francis Ngannou (0-1) will be under a microscope. Yet, AJ is not thinking about outdoing WBC champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (34-0-1, 24KO).

Ngannou’s performance against Fury is something boxing fans continue to talk about. Some even dubbed him the uncrowned WBC champion despite losing a controversial decision to The Gypsy King.

In addition, the WBC has decided to place the former MMA champion in the top ten. Fans were curious to see who would be the next to challenge him.


When news hit Joshua was fighting Ngannou next, fans immediately looked to him to undo all the damage that was done by Fury. After the official press conference, he explained to Matchroom Boxing commentators why there is no pressure to put on a better performance than the WBC champion.

“If I’m honest, not at all . . . if you look at it, every opponent that me and Fury got in common, I’ve knocked them out. Every opponent – or I’ve stopped them.”

“So, I just do what I need to do. I’ve never been in competition with him anyway. But, if you talking in facts and stats, everyone that we’ve fought that’s similar, I’ve ended up breaking their face or knocking them out. So, we’ll see what happens.”

The two-time unified champion is correct, when looking at his resume. Guys like Otto Wallin, Wladimir Klitschko, and Kevin Johnson all went the distance with Fury but were stopped by Joshua. AJ would do well to continue with the trend by stopping the former MMA champion. If he does, the boxing world will owe him a serious debt of gratitude.

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."