Anthony Joshua achieves devastating victory by brutally knocking out Francis Ngannou in the second round!

It was an abrupt end in Saudi Arabia when Anthony Joshua devastated Francis Ngannou with a devastating second-round knockout blow.

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This victory was much needed for the 34-year-old Briton, who has struggled to find the best boxing from him in recent years. But this display looked like the Joshua of old as he brutally outclassed his opponent in Riyadh.

From the first bell, Joshua sought to impose himself against the newcomer to the sport. In the first round, Joshua floored his opponent with a lethal right hand and instantly took control in the Saudi capital.

It was more of the same in the second round, with Joshua coming out to punch and Ngannou struggling to hold on. A combination from Joshua sent Ngannou to the canvas again, this time the 37-year-old veteran barely surviving the referee's count.

Everything was pretty much decided at this point and seconds later, Joshua danced around the ring before landing a lethal right hand that sent Ngannou to the floor.

"He should be the WBC world heavyweight champion," a defiant Joshua told reporters after the fight.

Ngannou was graceful in defeat when talking about the decisive blow and compared it to Fury after the fight.

"It was pretty special because he stopped me. He did what Tyson Fury couldn't do," Ngannou told reporters.

Fury-Joshua is the fight that a large part of the boxing world wants to see and after this victory for Joshua, it looks like it could be just around the corner.

Eddie Hearn, Joshua's promoter, seems confident in knowing who will win that fight.

"Everyone knows he knocks out Tyson Fury, I've always believed that and now it's not even questionable," Hearn told Sky Sports after the fight.

Joshua has now won four fights in a row in less than a year following his back-to-back losses to Usyk, after which there were open calls for him to retire.

For Joshua, this victory marks a resurgence in the boxing world and puts him closer to a potential undisputed title fight against the winner of the upcoming bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.