Anthony Joshua DESTROYS punching machine record

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer. He is currently a unified world heavyweight champion, having held the IBF title since 2016, and the WBA (Super) and IBO titles since April 2017.

At the regional level, he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016. As an amateur, Joshua represented Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division; he also represented England at the 2011 World Championships, winning silver. In 2014, The Ring magazine named him their Prospect of the Year.

As of May 2017, Joshua is ranked as the world’s best heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and BoxRec, and second best by The Ring.  His knockout-to-win ratio stands at 100%. Joshua is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body, as well as being the first British heavyweight to do so. He is also the second boxer, after Joe Frazier, to win a world heavyweight title whilst still reigning as Olympic champion at the top weight.

And now he takes on…the punching machine.

The punching machine is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining video games you will find at your local bar.  Plenty of guys have bellied up to the machine, run their mouths, and then attempted to impress all of those around them with their punching power.

Hours of entertainment are to be had here but what happens when real fighters with real punching power step up to the plate to test their power on these machines? Well, Graham Norton found out with the aforementioned Anthony Joshua.

So check out the video below as Anthony Joshua takes on the punching machine.

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