Riyadh fight: Ngannou apologies after succumbing to blows from Joshua.

British two-time world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has preyed on Cameroonian mixed martial artist, Francis Ngannou, popularly known as the predator.

This was in a boxing bout staged at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the early hours of Saturday March 9.

The British boxer delivered a commanding performance against the ex-UFC heavyweight champion, and floored him in the first round, before delivering a destructive second-round knockout. 

The fight certainly did not bring any of the potential upset fans feared when they watched Ngannou drop Fury eerily in the third round of their bout in October 2023.

This time, it was instead the Watford-born fighter Joshua flooring Ngannou within three minutes. Ngannou beat the refereeā€™s count at 8 before seeing out round one but round two would prove too difficult for the MMA legend

An explosive right by Joshua, moments after Ngannou got up from a second knockdown punch, saw the referee instantly waving off the contest. 

Ngannou was completely knocked out and had to be treated by medics as he appeared motionless when he hit the canvas.