World heavyweight champion gears up for Kubrat Pulev showdown with a series of tasks against man mountain
ANTHONY JOSHUA gears up for his world heavyweight title showdown against Kubrat Pulev with a series of unusual tasks against the world’s strongest man.
AJ stepped into the ring against Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall – but it was just to play swingball.
And in a good sign of things to come it was the British hero who came out on top after Hall – who stands 6ft 3ins and weighs an enormous 29st – missed the ball entirely.
That made a mockery of the Beast’s pre-contest balshyness.
He boldly said: “I feel confident, he [Joshua] thinks he’s big time but he hasn’t had a fight with the Beast yet.”
Joshua also showed he has the touch of a surgeon as well as the brute force of a bulldozer in a delicate game of Jenga.
He extricated a wooden block without the entire set toppling down – only to then lose the first round of a game of Connect Four.
And despite Hall weighing a staggering 11st more than AJ, it was the boxer who dominated in the Cream Cracker challenge, finishing his mouthful well before the strongman.
? Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev – Betting tips ?
Anthony Joshua defends his heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on October 28 – here’s our view on the fight…
- DIAMOND – AJ to win by KO, TKO or DQ in the First Round: “AJ is known for his devastating power and boasts an astonishing 100 per cent knockout record.” (10/1 – add to your betslip)
- NEXT BEST – Joshua to win by KO, TKO or DQ in the Seventh Round: “Pulev is experienced and may hold his own for the first half of the fight.” (8/1 – add to your betslip)
- LONG-SHOT – Pulev to win KO, TKO or DQ: “He’s a massive underdog but heavyweight fights throw up a shock every once in a while.” (12/1 – add to you betslip)
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Yet the Beast displayed an eye for the target in the trick shot challenge, which involved firing a pellet at three cans.
He hit all three on the first effort.
Will Joshua be as devastating in his bout against Pulev at the Principality Stadium on October 28?
The events come as a record-breaking 70,000 tickets were sold for Joshua vs Pulev this week, with primary tickets to the match and Giants Live available via StubHub.co.uk
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