Video: Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou first faceoff for March 8 boxing match

LONDON – The build toward the Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou boxing match is officially on after the pair faced off for the first time on Monday.

Former boxing champ Joshua and former UFC titleholder Ngannou will meet in a 10-round heavyweight bout on March 8 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

After answering questions, Joshua and Ngannou engaged in their first staredown, and you can watch the video above.

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