Boxing fans are losing their patience over Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou pacing

It's taking longer than anticipated to get to the Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou heavyweight boxing showdown.

Knockout Chaos - Anthony Joshua v Francis Ngannou: Weigh-In
Knockout Chaos - Anthony Joshua v Francis Ngannou: Weigh-In / Mark Robinson/GettyImages

Boxing fans are becoming increasingly impatient with the pacing of the Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou event.

Joshua and Ngannou square off in one of the biggest boxing fights in 2024. Ngannou is looking to earn his first professional win, while Joshua aims to win another big-name fight.

While interest is high in Joshua vs. Ngannou, fans are frustrating with how long it's taking to get to the headliner. Prolonged delays in between fights, in addition to some fights going the distance, have made some fans' patience run thin.

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Here's what boxing fans and pundits have to say about the event's snail-like pace.

PFL vs. Bellator, which also took place in Riyadh, had a slow event pace. But, the fights delivered, including a wild knockout by Renan Ferreira against Ryan Bader.

The wait for Joshua vs. Ngannou will hopefully pay off. Ngannou earned another lucrative boxing fight after a closely-contested matchup with Tyson Fury in October.

The card has featured some odd moments, as of this writing. This includes a WBC featherweight title fight between Rey Vargas and Nick Ball ending in a split draw.

Before his ongoing boxing ventures, Ngannou was the UFC heavyweight champion, knocking out Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. He defended the belt at UFC 270 against Ciryl Gane before parting ways with the promotion following a lengthy contract dispute.

Joshua has bounced back from consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk with three straight victories. He's defeated Otto Wallin, Robert Helenius, and Jermaine Franklin during his current streak.

Joshua vs. Ngannou is still expected to deliver inside the boxing ring. Outside of it, some of the sport's loyal fans are done with the long wait, and hope the delay will pay off with an all-time fight.

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