Joshua vs Ngannou UK TV details CONFIRMED as fight fans get a DOUBLE BOOST

Once again there is great news for UK fight fans with the announcement of TV details for that massive Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou showdown.

AJ (27-3) bids to move one step closer to becoming world heavyweight champion for a third time when he faces former UFC heavyweight king Ngannou (0-1) in a blockbuster PPV.

Joshua knows that a win here would put him in line to meet the winner of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk (rescheduled for May 18) for the undisputed heavyweight title, while Ngannou is also in the same boat after just one fight as a pro boxer.

Ngannou of course did go right in at the deep end last October when he took the aforementioned Fury right to the wire, dropping ‘The Gypsy King’ before eventually losing a wafer-thin split decision.


Now the UK TV details have been officially confirmed for the Riyadh blockbuster on March 8 – and the bout will air on BOTH streaming platform DAZN PPV AND Sky Sports Box Office.

HE Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), said: “‘Knockout Chaos’ is one of the most important events to take place in Riyadh Season so far this year, an occasion which will bring together yet more international champions from one of the most popular sports in the world.”

Frank Warren, the Hall of Fame promoter from Queensberry, said: “This is yet another blockbuster delivery of the best of boxing by Riyadh Season and fans right across the world are in for a real treat on March 8. I am obviously thrilled that Queensberry fighters feature so strongly on a card headlined by the big Joshua-Ngannou collision, with our top heavyweight contender Zhilei Zhang bidding to further reinforce his world title credentials, plus our leading featherweight Nick Ball fighting for the WBC world title against Rey Vargas. We also have an intriguing all-British lightweight clash for the European title between young puncher Mark Chamberlain and the much more experienced champion Gavin Gwynne. All in all, it is a must-see night of boxing and our appreciation, as always, goes to H.E. Turki Alalshikh and everyone involved in Riyadh Season for making it happen.”

Shay Segev, CEO of DAZN said: “DAZN is the undisputed home of boxing, and it is an honour to have been chosen by Riyadh Season again as their global broadcast and distribution partner for “Knockout Chaos”. We share Riyadh Season’s ambitions and look forward to repaying their trust by producing and broadcasting another blockbuster event Friday 8 March.”

Sky Sports Managing Director, Jonathan Licht, said: “As the unrivalled home for sports fans in the UK and Ireland, Sky Sports is thrilled to offer our customers the chance to watch this eagerly awaited clash.“

How much will Joshua vs Ngannou PPV cost?

The next big question is how much the PPV will cost – as yet there are no confirmed details.

That massive ‘Day of Reckoning’ card last December in Riyadh retailed for just £19.99 in the UK after a personal plea from Turki Alalshikh to make it affordable for fight fans.