Where to watch Joshua vs Ngannou & more key fight info

The info to know ahead of the heavyweight megafight.

2024 may go down as one of the biggest and best years for heavyweight boxing of all time, with two massive showdowns with both potentially spawning one more towards the end.

Before we see the undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, we will witness two hard-hitters go at it as Anthony Joshua takes on ‘The Predator’ Francis Ngannou.

Fight night is fast approaching so ahead of the big event, we’re taking a look at some of the key information you’ll want and need for Joshua vs Ngannou, including when and where it is, the fighters’ history and how to watch live.

Where to watch Joshua vs Ngannou

Joshua vs Ngannou will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN for those in the UK.

We’re getting that main question out the way first as it is what people may want to know the most and is the latest news with the fighters currently deep into their camps.

The morning of Monday 19th February, 18 days before the fight, Sky Sports announced that they would be broadcasting the bout live on Sky Sports Box Office.

They will be sharing the broadcast with DAZN, one of the leading British sports streaming platforms, particularly for boxing.

How to watch Sky Sports Box Office

For existing Sky customers or those with a Sky TV package, you can order the fight online to be able to watch it on your TV via the box (or Sky Stream / Glass if you have one of those).

If you’re not already a Sky customer, you can still gain access to Sky Sports Box Office. Simply create a Sky Sports Box Office account and purchase the fight online.

You will only be able to watch the fight on one platform which you will choose when purchasing.

While you don’t expressly need a Sky Sports package to watch the event, it doesn’t hurt to check out the various Sky Sports package deals that are available here on Digital TV.

With Sky Sports, you can watch many other Fight Nights as well as other sports exclusive to Sky such as Formula 1, PGA Tour golf and ATP Tour tennis.

When is Joshua vs Ngannou?

Joshua vs Ngannou will be taking place on 8th March. 

Where is Joshua vs Ngannou taking place?

The boxing world descend upon Riyadh, Saudi Arabia once more as Joshua vs Ngannou goes down at Kingdom Arena.

Kingdom Arena has a capacity of 30,000-40,000 and features a retractable roof and a four-sided video screen hanging above the centre.

Both fighters know the venue well, having each fought there towards the end of 2023. 

Joshua vs Ngannou: Tale of the tape

Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou
34 Age 37
6ft 6in Height 6ft 4in
250lbs (113kg) Weight 258lbs (117kg)
82-inch Reach 83-inch
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
30 Fights 1
27-3-0 Record (W-L-D) 0-1-0
24 Knockouts 0

The tale of the tape may show a very one-sided record, but that’s only because Ngannou is new to the professional boxing scene. 

Before stepping into the squared ring, the Cameroonian fighter was the UFC Heavyweight champion for a time and held a 12-2 win-loss record.

Joshua vs Ngannou: Fighters history

As mentioned above, Ngannou was a cage fighter first. He was 27 when he made his professional MMA debut, and 29 when he made his UFC debut.

In the UFC, he was known for the power in his punches, which is what helped him past some of the best Heavyweights the company had ever seen, including Stipe Miocic, who he beat at the second time of asking for the championship.

He first stepped into a boxing ring just last year after his UFC contract expired and he showed the world that he was a force to be reckoned with.

Joshua on the other hand has been a professional boxer since 2013. He is a two-time former unified world heavyweight champion, having previously held the WBA, IBF and WBO titles twice before. He also has an Olympic gold medal and a World Championships silver medal.

AJ has not seen gold around his waist since losing his belts to Usyk in September 2021 and failed to win them back in their rematch almost a year later.

Since then, he has worked to regain his standing in the heavyweight division as one of the best, taking on three fights in 2023 (something he hadn’t done since 2016) and winning them all.

Joshua vs Ngannou: How their last fights went

AJ has been in great form since returning. He has won his last three fights since his back-to-back losses to Usyk, with his last win over Otto Wallin being the most convincing of the three in terms of showing that he is on the right path back.

Joshua beat Wallin in the fifth round via corner retirement after dominating in the previous rounds.

For Ngannou, it was a losing effort, but weirdly it wasn’t really a big loss.

Ngannou faced the current WBA champion and one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time, Tyson Fury.

He lost via split decision but during the bout in the third round, he managed to knock down the Gypsy King in one of the most surprising moments in recent boxing history.

Many saw the newcomer as the real winner as such because of his fantastic showing against one of the prominent champions of this generation.

Joshua vs Ngannou: What’s at stake?

Credit: Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou: Face Off (DAZN Boxing, Youtube)

Joshua vs Ngannou is going to be a monumental fight in itself, but for the winner, a chance at all the glory should be waiting for them on the other side.

While it’s not confirmed, the winner of the bout is expected to go on to face the winner of Fury vs Usyk, which is set to take place in May and is for all the belts (WBO, WBA, IBF & IBO).

That is the expectation; however, Fury has a reputation for being erratic with his decisions and not always following the orders from the various boxing councils.

The most disappointing outcome of all of this would be if Fury beat Usyk then promptly retired, thus vacating all four titles.

Whatever the outcome of that fight, hopefully, the winner will stay active and will take on the challenge of Johsua vs Ngannou, which would be a great fight whoever it ends up being.

But possibly more importantly, a positive result for both will be big for their reputations. AJ needs it to properly show that he is back on the champion's path, while Ngannou needs it to show he really is a serious player in the game.

Joshua vs Ngannou: Full card

  • Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou – Main Event
  • Joseph Parker vs Zhilei Zhang – WBO interim heavyweight title bout
  • Rey Vargas vs Nick Ball – WBC featherweight title bout
  • Mark Chamberlain vs Gavin Gwynne
  • Justis Huni vs Kevin Lerena
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs Christian Lopez Flores
  • Roman Fury vs Martin Svarc
  • Jack McGann vs Louis Green
  • Israil Madrimov vs. Magomed Kurbanov
  • Andrii Novytski vs. Juan Torres
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