Joshua explained why he chose Ngannou over Zhilei or Hrgovic

Anthony Joshua, the former world heavyweight champion, explained why he refused to fight Zhang Zhilei or Filip Hrgovic and agreed to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, who has only one professional boxing match under his belt.

“I wanted to fight for the championship. I wanted to lead my career to a championship. And this is still the path to the championship. Ngannou is a boxer and I have to beat him. And when I win, I will move on to fight for the title of world champion,” DAZN quotes Joshua as saying.

Previously, it was also reported that Deontay Wilder could become AJ’s opponent, but after his defeat to Joseph Parker, they stopped talking about the fight.

Let us remind you that the confrontation between Joshua and Ngannou will take place on March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.