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Anthony Joshua Demonstrates His Punching Power On The Graham Norton Show

Stewart Perrie

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Anthony Joshua Demonstrates His Punching Power On The Graham Norton Show

If you've ever watched a boxing match and wondered how to throw that devastating blow that knocks your opponent out, well, wonder no more.

Anthony Joshua became a hero after beating Wladimir Klitschko in a stunning fight in London two months ago. The win caused rumours that Joshua would become a billionaire if he played his cards right.

But as the Brit trains for his next big bout, he's given us an insight into how to deliver a decent punch. But while he strutted his stuff on The Graham Norton Show, which is on BBC One tonight, he wasn't going to let his fellow guests leave without getting their hands dirty.

Check out the video here:

Before giving us a taste of what he could throw, he let Hollywood stars Rachel Weisz and Martin Freeman have a go, and comedian Greg Davies and host Graham also tried to see if they could notch up a decent score on a punching machine.

The Mummy star Rachel, who is married to Daniel Craig, took her high heels off to get ready for the punch and then Joshua gave his best piece of advice. He said: "Remember: your aim is to punch through the bag."

I see, I see.

Rachel does well; notching up a score of 182. We have no idea what the score is based off but it sounds pretty good. She must have been learning a thing or two on fighting from James Bond.

Martin is up next. The Hobbit actor steps up to the plate in a nonchalant way but absolutely knocks it out of the park. Freeman comes away with a roaring score of 594. But then stand-up comedian Greg Davies demolishes the pair of them and records 632.

Greg Davies boxing
Greg Davies boxing

Credit: BBC/The Graham Norton Show

The guests seemed pretty pleased with themselves until the world heavyweight champion boxer stepped onto the machine. Dressed in a sharp white shirt and black suit pants, he annihilates the machine and posts a score of 848.

Again, we have no idea what the hell the number means, but what it does mean is that you definitely don't want to be punched by Anthony Joshua.

AJ also elaborated that boxing is both a physical and mental game. When asked about what went through his head when he hit the floor in the sixth round against Klitschko, Joshua said: "This is the one thing I didn't train for. Out of all the stuff I've been training for, this the one thing that you don't prepare for.

"So you go into that fight or flight mode, where it's like 'I could either stay on my back and say to myself I've given it my all and I'm happy with coming this far. Or you go and fight the extra round'.

"It's not something that you prepare for, so when you find yourself in that situation, I think then it becomes about character. So, who are you? What do you represent? And I'm a fighting man so I got up and carried on scrapping with him."

What an absolute legend. I would definitely want him on my team if I was ever in a hairy situation.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/The Graham Norton Show

Topics: Anthony Joshua, Graham Norton

Stewart Perrie
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