Francis Ngannou has significantly outweighed Anthony Joshua

Former UFC heavyweight titleholder, Francis Ngannou, was heavier than former world boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, with whom he will share the ring tomorrow.

At the official weigh-in ceremony held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, the Cameroonian giant showed 123.6 kg (272.6 lbs), while the Brit recorded 114.5 kg (252.4 lbs).

Both participants in the ten-round boxing match showed good physical fitness and once again showed respect for each other during the final battle of glances.

According to the plan of the organizers of the fight, its winner will become the main contender for the fight with the absolute world champion in heavyweight boxing, which will be determined on May 18 in the confrontation between Tyson Fury and Alexander Usik. The Briton and the Ukrainian will unify the championship belts at the same Kingdome arena in Riyadh, where Ngannou and Joshua will have to settle the relationship.

Francis Ngannou made his professional boxing debut last October, losing by split decision to Tyson Fury after ten rounds, sending “The Gypsy King” to a knockdown in the third round.

Anthony Joshua gave Otto Wallin a telling beating in December, forcing the Swede’s corner to abandon the fight after the fifth round.