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Twitter couldn't believe what Anthony Joshua's dad was doing during his son's interview

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Anthony Joshua proved once again that he is indeed, the best heavyweight boxer in the world.

The Watford-born fighter took his professional record to 20 wins in 20 fights with 20 KOs, but his victory over Carlos Takam was marred by a 10th round stoppage that the 78,000 in attendance did not approve of.

In all fairness, Joshua had opened up cuts under both of Takam's eyes and it seemed as if the 36-year-old was in great discomfort for the entire fight.

However, that didn't prevent the Cameroonian-born Frenchman from seizing his opportunity against the IBF, IBO and WBA champion of the world.

Takam put on a performance that next to nobody expected and he was still trading with Joshua deep into this fight before the ref intervened.

Joshua was laying a barrage of punches the challenger's way, but Takam was hardly out on his feet.

Anyway, in the post-fight interview, the champion very proudly introduced his father to the public and proclaimed that he was "fresh from Nigeria."

Following that introduction, Joshua's dad proceeded to stand in the background and let his son have his moment, but he also rather bizarrely started fanning his son down with a towel while he was attempting to conduct his interview. Watch towards the end of the interview for a good laugh!

Why he decided to do that at that particular moment is anybody's guess, but he certainly took his chance in the limelight!

Naturally, Twitter noticed Joshua Snr in action and couldn't resist taking a few digs themselves:

Joshua now moves on to a bright 2018 where he will hope to unify the entire heavyweight division, but if he faces any mandatory challengers for his WBA and IBO straps, his schedule may end up working against him.

Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

Regardless of the controversial circumstances that the fight ended in, it has to be said that Joshua won every single round except one during his contest with Takam and even knocked the 36-year-old down.

That's still a comprehensive win by anyone's standards and nobody can deny that while Takam's effort was valiant, there was only ever going to be one winner.

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