Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou Odds, Predictions, Betting Trends

Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou are set to battle it out in the heavyweight category at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This main event marks an intriguing matchup between a seasoned boxer and a crossover MMA fighter stepping into the ring for only his second professional boxing match.

Joshua, a pro since 2013, boasts an impressive record with 27 wins, 24 by knockout, and only three losses. His last victory was against Otto Wallin in December 2023. On the other hand, Ngannou entered professional boxing in October 2023, facing Tyson Fury in his debut and taking a loss via split decision.

This fight signals Ngannou's attempt to establish himself in boxing against Joshua's ample experience and knockout power. Given Joshua's performance history and experience advantage, the odds might lean towards him. However, Ngannou's switch from MMA to boxing adds an unpredictable element to this encounter.

Matty Harris, who has sparred with both athletes, shared his insights on the fight. "AJ goes through him," Harris stated confidently about Joshua's chances. He described Ngannou as "an incredibly strong individual," noting that "I’ve never seen anyone built so strong" and admitting "I had never felt like such a victim in all of my life” during sparring sessions with him.

The event promises to be a significant challenge for Joshua, but Harris's prediction leans heavily towards Joshua's victory. He bases this on personal experiences in the ring with both fighters.

Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou Betting Odds

  • Favorite: Anthony Joshua : 1.29 (-350)
  • Underdog: Francis Ngannou : 3.5 (+250)
Method of victory Anthony Joshua Francis Ngannou
By KO/TKO or disqualification 1.62 (-162) 4.33 (+333)
By decision or technical decision 4.33 (+333) 17.0 (+1600)
Draw or technical draw 21.0 (+2000) 21.0 (+2000)

Anthony Joshua is the clear favorite against Francis Ngannou, with odds at 1.25 (-400).

A bet on Joshua means you'd need to wager $400 to win $100. For Ngannou, odds sit at 4.0 (+300), making him the underdog. Betting $100 on Ngannou could earn a profit of $300 if he pulls off a win.

The fight shows a big divide in expectations, favoring Joshua heavily. Yet, Ngannou's backers stand to gain well if he surprises us.

With these odds, Joshua is expected to have the upper hand, but Ngannou's potential payout makes it an intriguing bet for risk-takers.

What time is Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou fight

Live coverage for the Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou main card will start at 10:00 AM EST on DAZN PPV card. Refer to the table below to find your local time.

Region Date Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (EST) Friday, March 8, 2024 10:00 AM 04:30 PM
USA and Canada (PT) Friday, March 8, 2024 07:00 AM 01:30 PM
UK and Ireland (GMT) Friday, March 8, 2024 02:00 PM 08:30 PM
Australia (AEDT) Saturday, March 9, 2024 01:00 AM 07:30 AM

How and where to watch the Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou Fight

You can watch Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou via DAZN, Sky Sports, Sky GO. The main card is a PPV event, so you'll have to spend a bit more to watch the showdown.

Region Monthly Subscription Annual Subscription PPV Price
USA $19,99 on a 12-month contract or $24,99 month-to-month $224,99 $40,0
Canada $24,99 per month $199,99 $39,99
UK and Ireland £9,99 on a 12-month contract or £19,99 month-to-month £99,99 £19,99
Australia 13,99 AUD $37,99

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