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Anthony Joshua: The last thing you see before being punched by a champion

Sports News 23rd August 2017

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The last thing you see before being punched by a champion 

• Anthony Joshua now holds the WBA, IBF, and IBO World Heavyweight titles
• Joshua beat Vladimir Klitschko in May to extend his undefeated run to 19-0
• A video of the Brit on Instagram shows what receiving a Joshua punch looks like
• The former Olympic champion has hinted at a rematch with Klitschko
• He said ‘the ball is in his court’ but his career goes on should Klitschko reject him
Ever imagined what it’s like to be punched by Anthony Joshua, or had nightmares about facing the 6 ft 6 in boxing machine? Your terrors have just been made into reality after a video of Joshua training has emerged on Instagram.

Published on Nike trainer Jamie Reynolds’ Instagram account, the current WBA, IBF and IBO World Heavyweight champion is seen punching in a gym, using cables as a form of resistance.

The video shows that what you will see thundering towards your face is a huge fist, and an angry Anthony Joshua. The post is accompanied by the tag: ‘Victims eye view. #goodnight’

Again, and again, and again, Joshua fires his right fist forward. A terrifying sight, and it’s no wonder he holds a 19-0 undefeated run, having recently added 41-year-old Vladamir ‘Dr Steelhammer’ Klitschko to his list of boxing scalps in May.

The pair endured one of the most thrilling heavyweight bouts in recent times, with Joshua coming out on top in the 11th round and increasing his record to 19-0.

But Klitschko, who was recovering from his recent world title defeat by the controversial Irishman Tyson Fury, became the first to knock Joshua down in a professional fight, and has since hung up his gloves for good.

The former Olympic champion dealt Klitschko a crushing blow in their 11 round epic, and has opened the door again to the Ukranian with the opportunity for a rematch in November

Following the Brit’s triumphant victory over the Ukranian, Joshua sits at the top of the boxing tree, with many coming forward to challenge him.

Plan A for Joshua, is a rematch with Klitschko in November, who is now officially a former boxer following his retirement, but it’s a rematch so many would pay to see.

‘The ball is in Klitschko’s court,’ said Joshua in July. ‘I am going to continue my career. It is up to him whether he wants to have a rematch or whether he says,’you know what, that’s enough’.

‘But I think, whatever he decides to do, we all respect him.’

But what is plan B?

‘Plan B would be look at the option with (Kubrat) Pulev, and where we would fight him and the options available for the Pulev fight.

‘So either it will be Klitschko, which would be great, or Pulev, which would be great. I am not bothered either way.’

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