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Anthony Joshua Loses £10,000 Wide Grip Pull-Up Bet Against Mate

Anthony Joshua Loses £10,000 Wide Grip Pull-Up Bet Against Mate

Anthony Joshua has lost out on a £10,000 bet after challenging his friend to do 25 wide grip pull-ups in the gym, with the moment being shared on Instagram by his opponent for all to see.

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Taking some time out from his training ahead of his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr next month, Joshua dared his pal Jonathan Constant to go up against him in completing 25 wide grip pull-ups.

Constant, a non-league footballer, took up Joshua on the bet at the British heavyweight's Sheffield training gym, while Andrew Tabiti served as judge - having flown in from America to help Joshua prepare for his fight in a few weeks.

In the clip, while Constant starts flagging after the 20th rep, he eventually managed to power through to complete the final five, in turn beating his friend.

Immediately after he is defeated, Joshua runs off in disbelief and throws himself to the floor, laughing.

Credit: Instagram/Andrew Constant
Credit: Instagram/Andrew Constant
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He can be heard shouting: "I'm hiding! I'm hiding!"

A proud Constant shared the clip of his victory on Instagram, writing: "So @anthonyjoshua @umarkamani challenged me £10,000 for 25 wide pull ups. Say no more... Nando's on me."

Social media users were impressed by the underdog's success, with one writing: "Geez this is ledge."

Another added: "Barely broke a sweat."

A third commented: "The best clip iv seen so far this year... Damn straight pay up boys!!"

Next month AJ will be hoping to avenge the first defeat of his career when he faces Ruiz Jr for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles he lost to the Mexican in June.

Currently in training for the big event, he's already talking himself up - having told everyone to 'bow down to him' once he beats Ruiz.

He told Sky Sports: "I'm fighting the best man in the world now. I'm going to whup him, and show how great I am."

Joshua continued: "They think he's so great, so when I beat him I want everybody to bow to my feet and tell me how great I am.

"I couldn't beat Ruiz Jr before and get the credit I deserved.

"You saw me in the ring [before the fight] - I wasn't fighting King Kong, was I? [I didn't have] that mindset.

"Apparently I'm fighting the quickest hands and the best fighter in the division. So once I beat him I want everybody to bow to me."

The pair will go head-to-head on 7 December in Saudi Arabia - let's hope he has more success with that one than he did against Andrew Constant, eh?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Anthony Joshua

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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