15 Mar

Joshua's Coach Names Key Mistakes by Ngannou

In an interview with The MMA Hour, Anthony Joshua's (28-3, 25 KOs) coach, Ben Davison, analyzed the mistakes made by Cameroonian Francis Ngannou (0-2, 0 KOs) in the fight against his protege.

"We knew he would have issues with defense if AJ did a few things in advance, like implementing a specific scenario. Ngannou defends against the right hand in a southpaw stance, and that's what happened. I just think it was a mistake on his part, but I understand him... He has been doing it throughout his career.

I just feel that was the main thing—creating situations where Ngannou couldn't see the punches, making him think about something else before striking. That was the key to victory – making sure he reacts to something and then making him pay for it. I feel AJ did a good job," said Davison.

The fight between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou took place on March 8th in Saudi Arabia. Joshua sent his opponent to the canvas in the first round. In the second, the Brit finished the confrontation – sending his opponent to the canvas for the second time, then ending it with a single strike.