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“I’m not going to cause any drama” – Anthony Joshua didn’t like one thing about Francis Ngannou presser but willing to “let it slide”

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Anthony Joshua had one minor issue during his press conference with Francis Ngannou.

‘AJ’ is currently set to face ‘The Predator’ on March 8 in Saudi Arabia. For the former two-time champion, the bout will be his first since a stoppage win over Otto Wallin in December. At the time, the expectation was that he would face Deontay Wilder next.

However, due to ‘The Bronze Bomber’ losing to Joseph Parker last month, there was a change of opponent. As a result, the former UFC champion will be stepping in for Wilder. For Ngannou, the boxing match will be his second after nearly upsetting Tyson Fury in October.

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Earlier this month, the Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou inaugural press conference was held. There, the two boxers were relatively stoic, and not a lot of trash talk was spoken. However, ‘AJ’ had one minor issue.

Speaking on The MMA Hour, Joshua was frustrated with a perceived lack of respect for his promoter, Eddie Hearn. Speaking to Ariel Helwani, the British boxer stated (via Boxing Social):

“I wanted them to reference him as a Hall of Fame promoter but they didn’t, but I thought I’m not going to cause any drama today, I’m going to let it slide. But yeah Eddie is a hot promoter in my opinion, he’s guided me from zero up to now, one of the best in the game and he’s trying to take over the market globally and I really respect him.”

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