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‘Nigeria to the world’: Reactions as Anthony Joshua knocks out former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou

'Nigeria to the world': Reactions as Anthony Joshua knocks out former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou 1

British-Nigerian professional boxer Anthony Joshua has won against his Cameroonian challenger, Francis Ngannou, a former UFC champion, in their heavyweight showdown.

The heavyweight clash took place at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Anthony Joshua knocked out Ngannou in two rounds.

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Joshua knocked down the Cameroonian in the first round and again in the second with his right hand. He ended the bout with one punch shortly after the second 10-count, knocking Ngannou out cold with an unblocked right hand.

This victory marks Joshua’s fourth consecutive win following back-to-back losses.

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It was a devastating loss for Ngannou, who knocked down Tyson Fury in his professional debut in October.

Nigerians took to social media to celebrate Anthony Joshua’s win, but some think the bout was staged.

See reactions:

@vickyranky06: “That KO was suspicious, Francis stood for the punch smh … As for Francis you made waste my money dat punch won’t heal.”

@obiwhite_: “K.O😂😂😂😂

@arthurgodbless: “Boxing has turned to WWE (acting). I will stick to football and basketball.”

@topman_tech: “A few months ago. Joshua was m ocked but he worked hard and now is the number 1 in the world. Do not let failure bring you down. 👍🏾.”

@officialkelvinpower: “I’m super proud 🔥.”

@iam_adufe: “Nigeria to the World.”

@poolermedia: “Sports fell off. Everything is staged now.”

@endylight1: “And Drake lost a whooping sum of $615,000. Wahalurrrr.”

@kingjessedesmond: “See some clowns saying the fight was staged just because Anthony Joshua beats Francis easily, and this is coming from Nigerians, God forbid 🤦‍♂️💔.”

@bright___r: “AJ probably collected Abido shaker for this match 😮.”

@iambeegeezy: “Just this year Nigeria 2 Cameroon 0 😂.”

@mayorsoj: “Ngannou found out the hard way that there are levels to boxing .. AJ wasn’t having any of that disrespect.. 🥊.”

@endylight1: “Blow when affect both Francis and Drake😂😂😂.”

@jayywealth: “Omo congratulations 👏👏❤❤❤.”

@reflexhaircut: “This is huge knockout 💪🏿.”

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