Anthony Joshua Takes On A Robot

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is getting very scientific in his approach ahead of his showdown with Alexander Povetkin on September 22nd at Wembley stadium.

Joshua no doubt will be a keen spectator this weekend of Tyson Fury’s fight in Belfast that will also have his close rival and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in attendance.

But it’s strictly business in the gym at the moment for Joshua as he rounds off the week with some timing and reflex speed check drills.

A new robot machine Joshua is using shows just how quick his reaction times are after he throws a punch.

In theory, this looks useful in terms of measuring how fast Joshua can move his feet after he throws, potentially taking him out of harms way from shots coming back:

Povetkin looked quite lean at last month’s press conference in New York to announce the fight so no doubt speed is something the Russian will be hoping he can leverage to his advantage come September 22nd against the bigger Joshua.

The bout will be shown live on DAZN for US fight fans and on Sky Sports Box Office for those in the UK.