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The moment Anthony Joshua knocked down Francis Ngannou in the FIRST ROUND… and it's the first time EVER that the former UFC champion had been floored!

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  • Anthony Joshua felled Ngannou with a tight jab in the first round to set the tone
  • In the second round he would floor Ngannou twice more to end the contest early
  • FOLLOW THE REACTION: Mail Sport’s live blog as Anthony Joshua celebrates devastating win over Francis Ngannou

This is the moment that Anthony Joshua knocked down Francis Ngannou in the first round of their blockbuster clash in Riyadh. 

AJ floored Ngannou for the first time in his career with less than a minute to go of the first round. 

It took a simple jab and Ngannou’s fall came as a bolt out of the blue, shocking everybody in the Kingdom Arena.   

He went on to knock down the former UFC champion twice in the second round, bringing about a brief and breathtaking end to their bout. 

AJ and Ngannou were contesting the co-main event on the ‘Knockout Chaos’ card in Saudi Arabia.

Anthony Joshua knocked down Francis Ngannou in the first round of their bout

Anthony Joshua knocked down Francis Ngannou in the first round of their bout 

Ngannou looked dazed after the simple jab and would go on to hit the deck twice more

Ngannou looked dazed after the simple jab and would go on to hit the deck twice more 

Tyson Fury and Ronaldo Nazario were among those in attendance in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tyson Fury and Ronaldo Nazario were among those in attendance in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Roma in January, spent time indulging in the boxing

Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Roma in January, spent time indulging in the boxing 

Tyson Fury, Ronaldo Nazario, and Jose Mourinho were among the onlookers as Joshua floored Ngannou in the most hotly anticipated clash of the year so far.  

This was just Ngannou’s second professional boxing fight following his narrow and controversial defeat to Tyson Fury via split decision in October.

Joshua has been building himself back up following a double defeat to Oleksandr Usyk, with the 34-year-old heading into this bout after successive victories over Jermaine Franklin, Robert Helenius and Otto Wallin.