Will Ngannou return on December 23 during a huge evening with Joshua and Wilder?

Will Ngannou return on December 23 during a huge evening with Joshua and Wilder?

After another impressive performance against WBC champion, Tyson Fury, on October 28, Francis Ngannou could return to the ring on December 23, in a card heralded as “historic”, also pairing Anthony Joshua with Deontay Wilder.

Francis Ngannou could be back in the ring very soon according to rumours. English promoter Frank Warren, the organizer of the Ngannou-Fury fight on October 28, will announce by Wednesday the program for the next concert, which he promises will be “historic for boxing.” On December 23, again in the Saudi capital, the Cameroonian could return to the ring in an exceptional evening that brings together Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder or even Daniel Dubois and Martin Baculli.

If the entire program does not become official until Wednesday, rumors surrounding the Cameroonian’s presence will spread. It is a potential fight against the Briton, former World Boxing Council challenger, Dereck Chisora, which will be on the line.

Joshua and Wilder on the same card in ‘Historic Night’

After putting in an impressively comfortable performance against WBC champion Tyson Fury last October, privately sending him to the mat in the third round, Francis Ngannou has won the appreciation of the entire boxing world. In the face of such a performance, while the “Gypsy King” immediately opened the door to a rematch and Anthony Joshua’s promoter proposed a fight in Africa for “Rumble in the Jungle 2,” it is the promoter at the moment, Frank Warren, who can step in front of everyone and give himself The preference goes to the Cameroonian in his second fight between professionals, against Dereck Chisora ​​(34 victories, including 23 by knockout, and 13 defeats). ).

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If some may cry about the “Predator” facing Del Boy in decline at the age of 39, the former WBC challenger (who was beaten on points by the legend Vitali Klitschko in 2012), was also defeated by Tyson Fury, in the end. Last year, it remains a great name in English boxing for Ngannou who, despite everything, is still at the beginning of his career in the noble art.

While we wait for that poster to appear, the December 23 program will feature other bouts that are, to say the least, interesting for the future of the heavyweight division. English Anthony Joshua, former WBA-WBO-IBF champion, He will face Swede Otto Wallin, and American Deontay Wilder, former WBC champion, will face New Zealander Joseph Parker. Former WBO title holder. The last step before seeing the two men face each other?

Englishman Daniel Dubois could also be on the December 23 card, after his controversial defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last August, just like Congolese Martin Bakoli, who has good momentum after wins against him. Tony Yoka, in 2022, And Carlos Takam, by TKO last October, in Riyadh.

Fury-Usyk has been postponed to 2024

The date of December 23 was tentatively chosen for the confrontation between Tyson Fury and Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk. But it is clear that due to his “long” training camp and the fierce opposition shown by Ngannou during their confrontation, the 35-year-old English player will have to wait until the beginning of next year in the hope of reuniting the heavyweight titles.

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“This fight will take place, but not on December 23. It will happen at the beginning of the new year, at the end of January or February. It will depend on Tyson,” confirmed promoter Frank Warren, who will hold a press conference on Thursday. To announce the official date.

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