Joshua vs Ngannou PPV Buys: Promoter Eddie Hearn Makes CONFIDENT Prediction For March 8 Mega Fight

Joshua vs Ngannou PPV Buys: Promoter Eddie Hearn Makes CONFIDENT Prediction For March 8 Mega Fight

  • Anthony Joshua takes on former UFC champion Francis Ngannou on March 8
  • Ngannou almost beat WBC boxing titleist Tyson Fury when they fought in Oct
  • Eddie Hearn believes the Joshua vs Ngannou PPV Buys will be very successful

British Heavyweight star Anthony Joshua takes on the former UFC champion Francis Ngannou on Friday, March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia live on pay-per-view.

34-year-old Joshua (27-3, 24 KOs) stopped Otto Wallin in five rounds at the end of a very active 2023 which also involved a decision win over Jermaine Franklin and a 7th-round KO of Robert Helenius.

Joshua vs Ngannou UK Time, Fight Card, PPV Price, TV Channel, Ring Walks

37-year-old Ngannou (0-1) pushed Tyson Fury to the max in October, losing a close and controversial split decision in his boxing debut.

The winner of Joshua vs Ngannou is likely to meet the winner of the May 18 Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk fight at some point in Saudi Arabia.

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Joshua vs Ngannou PPV Buys

Joshua vs Ngannou will be broadcast by DAZN PPV worldwide.

Other partners will also be involved in the event including Sky Sports Box Office in the UK, in the US and more to be confirmed.

Promoter Eddie Hearn believes that the fight could compete with some of the biggest PPVs in British boxing history.

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“It can do a million”, Hearn told SecondsOut, “It’s a big fight. It’s a mad world we live in where you’re only as good as your last fight. All of a sudden, everyone believes AJ could be the best Heavyweight in the world. ‘Could beat Fury, could do this’, there’s a lot more momentum behind him now.”

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“Plus of course the Ngannou-Fury fight. One of the problems with the Ngannou-Fury fight was that no one believed he had a chance, I didn’t. Now people are saying ‘he might win (the AJ fight)’. You’ve got the MMA/boxing/casual world and a lot of believers in Francis Ngannou, so I think it’s gonna be a huge fight.”

AJ’s fights with Andy Ruiz (2) and Wladimir Klitschko are understood to have generated just under 1.2m PPV buys in the UK.

Fury’s fight with Ngannou generated around 70,000 buys in the US on ESPN + and 200,000 + buys worldwide on DAZN. Simon Jordan claimed the fight did 400,000 buys on TNT Sports in the UK, putting the total at around 700,000.

By Darshan Desai