Anthony Joshua will clash with Francis Ngannou, the MMA behemoth turned boxing contender, under the glimmering lights of the Kingdom Arena on March 8 LIVE on DAZN. Fight fans in UK can watch all the action on Sky Sports Box Office.
Joshua, fresh from dispatching Otto Wallin in a five-round fight last December, aims to reclaim his throne atop the heavyweight hierarchy.
Ngannou, the erstwhile UFC heavyweight monarch, dipped his toes into the boxing waters against Tyson Fury, nearly causing an upset. Despite the judges’ verdict, he left the ring bathed in glory and the grudging respect of the boxing purists.
The undercard boasts battles that could headline their own nights of mayhem. Chinese titan Zhilei Zhang puts his WBO interim strap on the line against New Zealand’s former champ Joseph Parker, while Mexico’s Rey Vargas defends his WBC crown against Liverpool’s whirlwind, Nick Ball.
And for a dash of local flavor, an all-British lightweight tussle sees Mark Chamberlain, the rising star, square off against Welsh warrior Gavin Gwynne.
The Riyadh spectacle also showcases talents like Australian heavyweight Justis Huni, cruiserweight newbie Roman Fury, British super-welterweight Jack McGann, and Saudi’s own super-lightweight Ziyad Almaayouf, all itching to etch their names in the annals of pugilism.
Riyadh Season, with its eclectic blend of art, music, and sport, partners with DAZN to beam this clash of titans across over 200 territories, ensuring that no corner of the globe misses the chance to witness this carnival of chaos, all from the comfort of their digital devices.
Joshua – Ngannou fight card
- Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou
- Zhilei Zhang vs Joseph Parker
- Rey Vargas vs Nick Ball
- Gavin Gwynne vs. Mark Chamberlain