World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has shown he can knock out opponents on social media with the same devastating destruction as he does in the boxing ring.
Just a few days ago, the 28-year-old uncharacteristically attacked fellow heavyweight rivals Tyson Fury and Joseph Parker through Twitter, both of whom have challenged him to a fight in 2018.
Although his fouth-mouthed outburst took some of his loyal fanbase by surprise, AJ showed everyone that the cheeky side of his personality might become more prominent on social media with another funny tweet on Monday afternoon.
Joshua, the IBF, IBO and WBA world champion was challenged to a fight on Twitter by Ben Hope, who claimed he could take the undefeated champ to at least nine rounds.
As you can see below, AJ left Hope from Warrington on the canvas with his reply claiming he should ‘revert to his surname’.
Short but sweet and very effective - the best method to deal with any bold social media trolls.
Twitter went crazy and within hours Joshua’s reply was liked over 21,000 times and retweeted over 4,100 times.
It goes to show, you can have all the hope in the world, but it wouldn’t take away from the fact Ben would have no hope against Joshua.
Meanwhile, AJ has been explaining his recent outburst towards Fury and believes he had every right to 'bite back' at the former champion.
"I try to be professional but remember this is a fighting sport and you have to meet fire with fire now and again," he said, per the Daily Mail.
"Sometimes if a dog barks at you so many times, the other dog needs to bite back and make sure the other dog puts his tail between his legs. And that's what you have to do with Tyson Fury sometimes. And that's all it was, I just had to bite back.
"I'm not one of these dogs that stay in the garden barking for hours, I make my noise – and that's it – until we fight I don't need to be hollering and yelling for days and for months."
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