Anthony Joshua and Michael Phelps

Anthony Joshua and Michael Phelps Hanging Out At Olympics

Published On August 16, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News, Boxing Views and Opinion

IBF champion Anthony Joshua and Michael Phelps, the renowned swimmer, were pictured hanging out together in Rio at the Olympics as the boxer shows support for the US swimming phenom.

Swimming kingpin Michael Phelps is a participant at this year’s games with Joshua in Rio mainly to support team GB, but has also been getting in some training with UFC star Junior Dos Santos.

2012 Olympic Gold medallist Joshua was pictured with arguably the greatest Olympian of all time (Phelps) today:

From a boxing perspective, IBF champion Joshua (17-0-17KO) is still looking for his next opponent after recently saying he is only considering “serious contenders” for his next bout.

Accordingly, plenty of fighters have called him out in an effort to get in on the now very lucrative pay day that comes with fighting Joshua on pay per view.

I’m not sure we will see Joshua in a massive fight next up however. I’m just not convinced his promoters will push him too quick after such a busy last twelve months or so.

In reality, Joshua is far from the finished product as a heavyweight – with still only 17 pro bouts to his name.

Big hitting Liverpool native David Price recently revealed how he knocked Joshua out in sparring back in 2011 when the Londoner was still an amateur, a fight with Price would be one that would likely set UK fan’s pulses racing given the knockout power that would be on display.

If you have not seen much of Joshua since he started out as a pro in recent years, this compilation video of his first 16 fights all ending in knockouts is well worth a watch:

(Credit: Boxing Channel Youtube)


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Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News and Views (@NiallerDoran). Writer at the Huffington Post. Digital marketing guy. Journalist. Irish tech entrepreneur. Avid Yellow M&M's hound! Favourite boxing related quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

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