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Tyson Fury broke punch machine record and beat Anthony Joshua’s high score

Tyson Fury broke punch machine record and beat Anthony Joshua’s high score

Fans are waiting to see the two British boxing champs go head to head

Tyson Fury previously broke a punch machine record, also beating rival Anthony Joshua’s high score.

Ahead of their planned fight set for last December, the Gypsy King decided to take on his fellow British heavyweight boxing champion’s score on the game.

A video was shared by former professional boxer Andy Lee, showing Fury smashing the bag and scoring a whopping 993 – beating the machine’s standing record of 991.

Taking the score in, the group cheered over the 35-year-old’s impressive punching power, with the dad-of-seven jumping for joy at his record breaker.

Back in 2017, Joshua had a go on a similar machine during his appearance on The Graham Norton Show.

The 34-year-old only reached a score of 848 - more than 100 points less than his rival.

While the two machines are clearly different and the scores cannot accurately be compared to each other, Fury's excitement definitely served as hype for their supposed match.

It followed Joshua's acceptance to Fury's call-out for a fight.

Tyson Fury didn't end up fighting Anthony Joshua.
Justin Setterfield/Getty

Taking to Twitter, Fury reached out to Joshua posting: "Yo @anthonyjoshua what you saying big G let’s give the fanz what they want as Usyk is bi**ing???

"I got the date and venue who will rule Britannia?" the two-time world heavyweight champion added.

Joshua replied: "Yea calm. I don’t do the online discussions just for clout, so if your really about it shout @258mgt.

"I’ll be ready in December. Khalas."

After some back and forth, discussing which date the dream-duo fight would take place, Joshua's management team, 258 MGT, released the news.

The statement to Twitter read: "258 and Matchroom Boxing can confirm, on behalf of Anthony Joshua, that we accepted all terms presented to us by Fury’s team for a fight Dec 3rd last Friday."

Anthony Joshua was ready to take on Tyson Fury.
DAZN

"We are awaiting a response," 258 MGT added.

Following the statement, Frank Warren, Fury’s UK promoter and Queensberry Promotions boss, alerted Joshua's management team of the contract they would shortly be receiving.

He tweeted: "Contract will be with you very soon."

However, as you’ll remember that 3 December fight never happened.

Talks have fell through multiple times and the two are still yet to face in what has been dubbed ‘the biggest fight in British boxing history’.

Meanwhile, Fury will fight former UFC heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou in Riyah, Saudi Arabia tonight (28 October).

The pair are set to face each other in a historic 10-round crossover bout that’s been branded the ‘Battle of the Baddest’.

Featured Image Credit: @bodypuncher/Instagram/BBC

Topics: Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Celebrity, Sport, Tyson Fury, Twitter