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Boxing fans praise Anthony Joshua for what he said to Francis Ngannou moments after brutal knockout

Boxing fans praise Anthony Joshua for what he said to Francis Ngannou moments after brutal knockout

Fans are full of praise for the British boxer's actions after his victory

Fans are all saying the same thing after Anthony Joshua's victory in the main event of Knockout Chaos tonight (8 March).

Joshua defeated Francis Ngannou by knockout in the second round with a brutal right hand.

The Brit went over to the Cameroonian after the match and advised him: "Don't leave boxing!"

Fans took to X (formerly Twitter) to share their thoughts.

One user said: "Fair play, class words from AJ"

Another commented: "Class from AJ.....a true champion always supports his sport and its competitors."

A third put: "Big fan of both fighters. AJ class and good dude.

"We knew it could go this way but I wish it hadn't. Francis will be back. LG Francis!"

Joshua also called the MMA fight-turned boxer an 'inspiration' and urged him 'don't forget that', as he had inspired the Brit himself as a fighter.

Joshua emerged victorious with a brutal second round KO.
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Anthony Joshua put on a show for all the fans watching, as he started the fight with all guns blazing, landing several shots on Ngannou in the early stages.

It led to Ngannou being knocked down in the first round.

In the second round though, Joshua landed a nasty right hand to Ngannou's jaw, dropping him to the canvas as his legs buckled and the fight was stopped.

Anthony Joshua is now expected to face off against Tyson Fury or Oleksandr Usyk, with their fight finally taking place in on May 18 in their undisputed heavyweight bout, before a rematch takes place later in 2024.

Joshua vs Ngannou Knockout Chaos results:

Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou - Winner: Joshua

Zhilei Zhang vs. Joseph Parker - Winner: Parker by majority decision

Rey Vargas vs. Nick Ball - Winner: Split Draw

Israil Madrimov vs. Magomed Kurbanov - Winner: Madrimov by TKO

Gavin Gwynne vs. Mark Chamberlain - Winner: Chamberlain by TKO

Justis Huni vs. Kevin Lerena - Winner: Huni

Featured Image Credit: DAZN/Richard Pelham/Getty Images

Topics: Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Twitter