Throughout history, hardship has provided us with some serial heavy-hitters. Men like Jack Dempsey, Earnie Shavers, Frazier, Quarry, Tyson, and now – seemingly, Anthony Joshua.
A quick glance through Joshua’s perfect record and it’s easy to see that he knows how to throw a serious dig. 19 fights, 19 wins, 19 knockouts. Clearly Anthony Joshua has some hefty vigour in his fists.
Now, if you’ve never watched a Joshua bout never fear. The Watford boxer took to The Graham Norton Show over on BBC One and didn’t leave without proving how hard he can hit.
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But like Ali in Rumble in the Jungle, AJ let his opponents, Rachel Weisz, Martin Freeman, and Greg Davies throw their best first.
Setting the stage, Rachel storms out and hammers home a score of 182 like an incredibly strong five-year-old. Next comes Martin Freeman. At first he is nervous, a little shy, but when he hits it’s definitely nothing to laugh at – quadrupling Rachel’s score with a crippling 594.
Up next is Mr. Gilbert, or as he’s known in real life, Greg Davies. As you can probably imagine for a man of his gargantuan stature, Greg was able to shift his weight and set a new record 632.
And now it’s time for Joshua. Will he beat Greg’s record? The two titans of British boxing finally at it. Greg Davies and Anthony Joshua. Joshua steps up, clad in a white shirt and black pants, looking like he’s been carved out of granite.
He throws and the numbers tally up. Of course he’s annihlated Davies. It’s the sort of punch that would ruin anyone. 848 points. Unbeatable.
His secret? ‘Punch through the bag’.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.