ANTHONY JOSHUA laughed off Tyson Fury’s latest fight offer.
The Gypsy King took to Instagram to claim he sent AJ a “draft” contract for a blockbuster bout at Wembley in September.
Anthony Joshua laughed off Tyson Fury’s latest fight offer
Tyson Fury claimed he offered Anthony Joshua a September fight
It came after reports emerged that Australian pair Jai Opetaia and Demsey McKean have been in talks to fight Fury Down Under.
Meanwhile, WBC champion Fury was also going back and forth with UFC champion Jon Jones over a crossover showdown.
So promoter Eddie Hearn admitted it was hard for Joshua, 33, to take Fury’s social media call-out seriously.
Hearn told iFL TV: “I spoke to AJ, AJ laughed and said, ‘Isn’t he fighting Jai Opetaia, or Demsey McKean, or Jon Jones?
“I said, ‘No. They’re telling us they want to fight you.’ I’ll go through the process and see how real this is. I believe George Warren.
“I think they’re in a really difficult spot. Tyson Fury, he wants big money fights and AJ is the money fight for him but no back and forth, just ‘we’ll talk’.”
Joshua returned with a victory in April over Jermaine Franklin, 29, following consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk, 36.
And soon after, Hearn began leading talks for AJ to fight Deontay Wilder, 37, in Saudi Arabia in December.
It could see Joshua returning beforehand in an August interim bout, leaving Fury, 34, out of the equation.
Hearn said: “Right now, our plan remains the same, August and Deontay Wilder in December so we’ll see what happens in Saudi Arabia this week.
“That’s our plan, that’s what we’re moving forward with this week, if we can’t make that happen, we’ll 100 per cent look at the Tyson Fury fight.”
Anthony Joshua with promoter Eddie Hearn
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do to improve my punching?
Boxing is all about good punch form. A good punch technique is essential if you are to become a better fighter. Here are some tips to improve your punching form.
- Keep your head high. Keep your head up when you’re throwing punches.
- Punch from the shoulder. Try to punch from the shoulder, not the chin when you throw a punch.
- Pay attention to your feet. Focus on your feet when punching.
- Give short, fast punches. Throwing longer punches will tire you out more quickly.
- Don’t forget about defense! Always block any incoming punches.
- Use your elbows. Elbows are an effective way to defend yourself.
- Your legs are your best friend. You can avoid being knocked to the ground if you learn how to properly use your legs.
- Always practice. Even if you feel tired, continue training. It takes practice to become proficient at anything.
- Have fun Enjoy what’s going on.
- Breathe. Proper breathing will improve your strength and energy.
- Relax. Don’t worry so much about making mistakes. Learn new things instead of worrying about making mistakes.
- Be patient. Boxing isn’t easy. It takes time to master your skills.
- Never stop learning. There is always room for improvement.
- Listen to music. Music can help you relax and concentrate during training.
- View videos of professional fighters. You can be inspired by watching them fight.
- Read books. Reading can help you understand boxing techniques better.
- It is important to take breaks. Sometimes, you need to take a break. Play soccer or basketball outside.
- Find a coach. You can improve your boxing skills by having a coach who is knowledgeable.
- Do push-ups. Push-ups help build strength and endurance.
What are the benefits to boxing?
Boxing is associated with many health benefits. Boxing builds strong bones and muscles. It improves your coordination and reflexes. It can also help strengthen your heart muscle and lungs. Boxing doesn’t need any special equipment. You can use almost anything around your home.
How to protect yourself
Always protect your head when being attacked. You want to avoid being punched. To do so, you need to know how to block an incoming punch. Here’s the way to do it.
- Square your shoulders and stand tall.
- Keep your elbows straight up.
- Block the incoming punch using your forearm.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking the attacker until he runs away.
- Don’t give up on your defense.
What can I do to improve my fighting defense?
You can improve your defense in fighting by learning how to fight smart. You need to be able to defend yourself from all angles and counterattack if necessary.
If you don’t know how fight, you won’t be ready for anything. You’ll just get beaten up. You’ll just get beat up if you know how fight.
Here are some tips to improve your defense.
- Know the origin of your opponent’s attack. This means that you need to pay close attention and observe your opponent’s body language. You should pay attention to his body language. If he seems nervous, that could be an indication of his next attack.
- Keep your cool. Don’t panic. Instead, keep calm and be focused.
- Block with your arms. It is simple and effective to defend yourself from attacks by blocking your arms.
- Counterattack. You should immediately counterattack your opponent if they are attacking you.
- Fight dirty. Fight dirty. You can also respond to an opponent’s kicks by kicking them back.
What’s the difference between a left cross and a left hook?
A left hook can be thrown from the side, and a right cross from the front.
A left hook can be thrown with the opponent’s back facing you. The elbow is bent 90° and the wrist is turned 45° toward the opponent.
A right cross is when the opponent’s palm faces the opponent and the elbow straightens. The wrist is turned 45 degrees away from the opponent.
How many punches can a human take?
A punch is defined as “a blow delivered from a fist”. A punch can only be taken once per person. If someone hits you in your face, it is punching. You can’t hit him/her in the back. It would be impossible to hit him/her back with two punches.
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Here are some basic skills in boxing
How to box efficiently
Boxing is one the most well-known sports in the world. It is a fight between two opponents. There are different rules for boxing, and they vary from one country to the next. In general, there are three types of boxing; Amateur, Professional and Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing may be done at school, college, and university. This form of boxing involves sparring with no protection and using padded gloves. Amateur boxing contests are usually three rounds in length, lasting five minutes each. Amateur boxing can be done in many styles, including Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Taekwondo or Karate, Judo, Wrestling, and Muay Thai.
Boxing professionals are usually trained in clubs, gyms, or stadiums. They use protective equipment, such as mouthpieces, nose guards, shin protectors, elbow pads knee pads, waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing competitions include six rounds of four minutes each. There are many different types of professional Boxing such as Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing is done at the Olympics. International standards dictate that boxers must wear protective gear. The competition lasts approximately three minutes for each round. There are only two styles of Olympic boxing; Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.
Boxing’s fundamental skills are:
- Techniques for punching
- Guarding techniques
- Body movement
There are seven types. Each punch is different. Some punches require greater strength than others. An example of this is an uppercut, which requires tremendous force. On the contrary, a straight punch takes less power but is faster than most punches.
There are also various punching combinations. These are combinations of punches that work together to achieve a specific goal. A combination can contain multiple parts. An example of this is a left hook, followed by a right crossing. This will damage the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers protect themselves by protecting their bodies. He does this by using his legs.
Boxers should use their legs to defend against kicks. If he gets kicked, he raises one leg and turns away from his attacker. To avoid being kicked on his side, he will bend his knees if the attack is from the front. If the attack comes from behind, however, he can stand straight up and block the kick by his foot.
Elbow strikes are very powerful because they inflict great pain. You can either deliver an elbow strike directly, or indirectly. Directly means that your opponent is hit with your forearm. However, indirectly means that your elbow strike is delivered with another part or your arm.
Boxers use both their hands and arms to prevent incoming blows. To do so, they raise their fists above their head and move them towards the direction of the attack. Then, they touch the attacker’s hand.
To absorb the impact of a punch to the stomach, abdomen, or chest, boxers should bend their knees. Knee strikes can be used to defend yourself.
Boxers should respond to being attacked by their opponent by standing back and delivering counter-attacks. This way, he can gain distance between himself and his opponent. A boxer must also maintain his balance when responding to an opponent’s counter-attack.
To box effectively, a boxer must establish a stance. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It defines where he faces his opponent and how he positions his body. Boxers have many options for stances. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
In order to win a fight, a boxer must move around his opponent. This requires changing your position, speed, and rhythm.
Rotating his arm to increase the puncher’s reach is a key part of boxing. Different types of punches require different speeds for the rotation.
Timing of each punch is crucial to the effectiveness of a combination. A combination that is effective starts with a strong punch, and ends with one that is weak.
Sparring is a form of boxing that aims to improve your skills. A sparring session is where a boxer trains both his mind and his body. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.
To sum it all, boxing requires patience and dedication. To become a better boxer, you must train hard and for a long time.