Queensbury promoter Frank Warren took some time to chat with iFL TV about the recently announced heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou. Warren talks about the threat Ngannou poses to AJ, what a loss means for the loser, and looking forward to his joint cards with Matchroom. Check out some of what he had to say below.
Warren on Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou
“I think that Ngannou, we know he’s a puncher. He’s tough, he’s a roughhouse. If he catches AJ on this chin, will he knock him over? He knocked over Tyson so you’ve got to feel that’d be the case. Can he do it is the question, and AJ seems to have the bit between his teeth again, he seems flying, and he knows this is a fight he certainly can’t afford to lose.
“This fight has all the elements of everything. It will be chaos for the loser because the loser is out of it, he’s out of the top, he’s finished. The winner moves on...I think it’s a real, real fight of jeopardy for AJ. I really do.”
“So we’re doing it, we’re going to sort out who our fighters are, our five fighters. There will be, obviously, a winner out of the five, someone’s going to win three fights...so I think it’s going to be an exciting tournament. I want to have a bet with him. We’re going to have a wager, make it more sexy and more entertaining and exciting and a lot of pride, ego at stake, so it’s going to be something special.”