Anthony Joshua stuns Susanna Reid into silence on Good Morning Britain by shadowboxing midway through a live interview ahead of his heavyweight fight with Jermaine Franklin
Anthony Joshua stunned Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid when he began shadowboxing during an interview to promote his comeback fight against Jermaine Franklin.
Joshua, 33, had been asked about the possibility of a fight with Tyson Fury by Reid’s co-host Martin Lewis, should he overcome Franklin on Saturday.
Reid began to say a potential showdown with Fury was the fight ‘everybody wants to see’, but was briefly stopped in her tracks when Joshua bizarrely began throwing a series of boxing combinations.
His antics led to Lewis joking ‘I hope they’re not aimed at me’.
Joshua had responded to the initial question by claiming it would be an honour to box against Fury in the future, should the opportunity arise to fight the world champion.
Anthony Joshua began shadowboxing midway through an interview on Good Morning Britain
The heavyweight star appeared on the programme to promote his fight with Jermain Franklin
Joshua’s antics stunned Susanna Reid forcing her to briefly stopped asking a question
‘That would be an honour, honestly,’ Joshua said.
‘The WBC heavyweight champion of the world, to be able to compete for the title again in the summer.
‘I would love that opportunity.
If you’re asking me, yes, I would take the opportunity for sure.’
The prospect of the showdown has risen following the collapse of Fury’s April 29 fight with Oleksandr Usyk, which would have resulted in the first undisputed world heavyweight champion for almost 20 years.
Joshua will return to the ring on Saturday evening to face Franklin after losing to Oleksandr Usyk for a second time in August 2022.
The two-time heavyweight world champion has not won a fight since his TKO victory over Kubrat Pulev in 2020.
Victory over Franklin at the O2 Arena could open the door to a potential all-British showdown with Fury.
‘There is no better time [for me to face Tyson Fury],’ Joshua said this week.
‘Provided the Usyk fight doesn’t happen and he [Fury] doesn’t fight anyone in between, he needs me at the minute.’
Joshua has admitted he will retire from boxing should he lose to Franklin, raising the stakes for his comeback fight.
‘When asked about the narrative surrounding his career and whether he will retire from boxing if he loses, AJ said: ‘I will. I will retire if I lose.
‘I’m not here to battle people. If people want me to retire I will retire. I’m not going to fight if people don’t want me too. It’s not even about the money. It’s about the competitor in you. That’s what’s important.’
AJ went on to discuss the pressure he is under. He said: ‘It comes with the business and it comes with the territory, I know that.’
But speaking on GMB, Joshua claimed he told people he would hang up his gloves because he didn’t want to ‘debate’ his future with them.
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Post source: Daily mail