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Francis Ngannou will 'take the soul' of Anthony Joshua

Francis Ngannou will 'take the soul' of Anthony Joshua

Francis Ngannou has vowed to "take the soul" of Anthony Joshua in next month's fight.

The former UFC star will look to build on his impressive boxing debut when he takes on the former world champion in Saudi Arabia on March 8 and is expecting to come out on top in the bout.

Ngannou told The High Performance Podcast: "Nothing is impossible, right? We don't know the strength of Anthony Joshua but even though I don't believe he has that strength (to beat me), but we're going to find out. We're going to find out, and I think the reverse is going to happen. I'm going to be the one taking his soul."

The Cameroonian knocked Fury down in last October's fight but was beaten in a close decision loss, meaning that he is going to take the fight to Joshua from the outset to make sure that nobody else can decide the contest.

Ngannou said: "I won (the fight with Fury). Look at me now, look at my life, look at where I was when you think I lost. You think because some foolish judges make some decision, that changes anything in my life? My family that I was telling you about, they were sitting in the front row watching that fight.

"The dream that I was in since I was a kid, I was, that night, living that dream on top of the world. I was there. And for all the people that (have) been doubting me, I was there proving them wrong. For everybody that ever looked me down, I was there proving them wrong. I won everything."

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