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I’m gonna trash talk ‘p***y’ Anthony Joshua and tell him his mum hits harder… but not until we get in the ring

, I’m gonna trash talk ‘p***y’ Anthony Joshua and tell him his mum hits harder… but not until we get in the ring

ANTHONY JOSHUA will be hit with a barrage of ABUSE in Saturday’s comeback fight.

For US opponent Jermaine Franklin vowed to pummel Britain’s dethroned world heavyweight champ with a combination of trash-talking taunts during their clash at London’s O2.

Anthony Joshua returns to the ring on April 1 with a showdown against Jermaine Franklin

Joshua, 33, is desperate to reignite his career following damaging double defeats to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, who took his WBA, WBO and IBF belts.

But Franklin, 29, insists he will come out swinging with all the verbals and mock “p***y” Joshua once the bell goes.

Michigan heavyweight Franklin, who has a record of 21 wins, one loss and no draws, visited SunSport’s London HQ to reveal his fight plan.

He admitted: “I talk trash in the ring but not before the fight.

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“In the ring I might call him soft, or a p***y, I start my talk in the ring.

“Outside the ring I might not say much, but inside you might hear me tell him: ‘Your momma hits harder than you’.

“Trash talk outside the ring is not my persona, I do it in the ring, during the fight, in the clinches.

“I want to frustrate my opponent in the ring. I’m probably too silly to trash talk outside of it, I will make myself laugh and not be able to stop giggling.


“But my switch flicks in the ring and I get more ruthless.

“In my Dillian Whyte fight in November I called him weak. One time he hit me and I told him: ‘You’re too soft’.”

Franklin suffered a controversial points loss to Whyte in that fight.

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But he has also spent a fortnight sparring with Britain’s undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury at his Morecambe home.

The American learned loads from the 34-year-old Gypsy King but will happily go to war with him — as he showed by chinning his cut-out in our office.

Franklin explained: “Morecambe was nice but it is in the middle of nowhere.

“It’s a small town and everybody there knows Tyson and looks out for him.

“The first day we were there, people running restaurants and stores were picking up on our looks and accents and asking us what we were doing in the area. We told them we were training with Tyson.

“But someone must have called Tyson and told him, because the next second he pulled up in his car to check that everything was OK!

“I thought ‘wow’, I had no idea he was so involved in the community, he is loved up there.

“I learned a lot but I want to fight all the best guys, so if Tyson wants it, he can get it.”

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And father-of-three Franklin, who has a wonderful background story of being brought up by two powerful grandmothers, will help his Saginaw community in Michigan with Saturday’s purse.

And he reckons that Joshua was bluffing when he said his comeback — after back-to-back world title losses to Usyk in 2021 and 2022 — was just about boosting his bank balance.

He said: “That was just a deflection or a mental tactic.

“To make out like he doesn’t really care about this fight.

“He is with a big promoter and he reigned as a champion for about ten years so he doesn’t need money — there’s no way he’s broke.

“He might want people to think he doesn’t care, but I could have said I was only fighting for the money, to catch him off guard.

“Anyone can bluff like that.”

Franklin will insult and assault AJ for every moment of their London showdown.

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But he claims the London 2012 golden boy has got unfair stick after his empire crumbled over two legs against the Ukraine ace.

He explained: “I love the sport so — until someone can show me that AJ is finished — I will not question him, he has done too much.

“As a fighter, I cannot just turn on him when he is an Olympic gold medal winner who reigned as a world champion for a long time.

“I take points off Joshua for losing to Usyk twice, because he was only a cruiserweight who moved up.

“But if Usyk never loses then AJ’s stock goes up.

“However, if Usyk gets beat in his next fight, then it will look bad on AJ.

“We jump the gun too much in this sport. It’s not like basketball or soccer, where once you are great, you are great.

“He is great, but I hope to be greater.”

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How can you box punches properly?

A punching bag is used for practicing boxing punches. You will continue to punch the bag until the technique is perfected. Then, move to the next area. Once you feel you are comfortable in one area, you can move on to another.

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How can a beginner get started in boxing?

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This guide will show you how to throw a jab.

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  1. Take your step forward with both of your feet.
  2. Move your arm to the top of your shoulder.
  3. Your target is at your feet.
  4. Swing your arm back upwards after hitting your target.
  5. Continue with steps 1 through 4.

What is the difference between left hook and right cross?

A left hook is thrown at the side of the body and a right crossover is thrown at the front.

The opponent is facing the back of the left hook. The elbow is bent 90 degrees, while the wrist is turned 45 degrees towards the opponent.

With the palm facing the opponent, a right cross is performed. The elbow should be straight. The opponent is facing the wrist.


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How to setup a boxing gym is a common question asked every day by people who want to start their own business. Many people ask how much money they should spend on equipment, what kind of space is needed, how many employees do you think you need etc. There are many factors that can affect the cost of starting your business. These factors include the location, type, number of employees and marketing budget. However, most people neglect the importance of quality equipment. You cannot begin if you don’t own the right equipment. So if you really want to start a boxing gym in your home, here are some tips to help you out.

  1. A place to train is essential. A garage, basement, spare room or even the living room would work just fine. Only one requirement: There must be enough space for the equipment to be set up.
  2. A punching bag is essential. This is essential because it will make it easier to practice punches. It can be anything from a cheap plastic bag to a heavy leather bag. It should be large enough to comfortably fit you. You will also want it to last for many years.
  3. You will need a pad. When practicing kicks, mats are used to protect walls and floors. It is often made of foam rubber. They can be bought online or offline stores.
  4. A bench is a must. You can use a bench to support your body when you are doing pushups. These benches can be bought online and in physical stores. Be sure to select the right size.
  5. A speedbag is essential. Speedbags can be used to improve hand movement speed. You can buy them from either online or offline shops. Be sure to buy quality products that last.
  6. You will need a headgear. You need a headgear to protect your head while sparring. It can be bought online or in-store. Be sure to find the perfect fit and protect your face.
  7. Gloves are necessary. Gloves are necessary to protect your hands when sparring. They can be ordered online or at local shops. You can choose the pair that best suits you and your style.
  8. A mouthpiece is essential. Mouthpieces protect your teeth when sparring takes place. You can purchase these online or offline stores. Make sure you choose the pair that fits your style and meets your needs.
  9. Rings are essential. Rings are used to simulate real fights. These rings can either be purchased in an offline store or online. Make sure that it has padding on both sides so that you aren’t injured during sparring sessions.
  10. You need a towel. To wipe off sweat after any workout, you will need to use towels. They can be purchased at local sporting goods store or online stores. They should be soft and absorbent.



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