Another day, another point puncher for analysis. This time, let’s see how former Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, has come up.
Joshua visited DAZN’s office today – a visit that fans hope will trigger the announcement of his next opponent. The heavyweight recently signed a deal for his match broadcasting platform, worth more than £100m.
Meanwhile, he took part in the punching machine challenge to show some power ended 22 battles in the distance. Stepping up with a solid left hook, he drew quite a crowd in the sports entertainment giant’s building.
– DAZN boxing (@DAZNBoxing) October 7, 2022
The punch rocked the machine and yielded a very respectable score of 965 – just short of Tyson Fury’s recent score of 993. Having said that, these machines are only really capable of showing who’s strong. on a male do, so any comparison should take a bit of salt.
Tyson Fury wiped out the punching machine challenge with a huge left hook today…
– Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 14, 2022
Unfortunately, the punch score between Fury and ‘AJ’ is the closest we’ll get to a showdown between the two – this year for sure. Public talks and behind-the-scenes contract negotiations have given fans recent hopes of a December game in Cardiff, but the battle plan is broken second time this year.
Both men are currently short of an opponent, with announcements to be made soon. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has set a December 17 date at Wembley Arena for his fighter to return to the ring after two painful losses to Oleksandr Usyk. ‘The Gypsy King’ confirmed a December 3 in Cardiff.