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29th Mar 2023

Susanna Reid left speechless by Anthony Joshua’s ‘bizarre behaviour’ during live interview

Callum Boyle

AJ channelled his inner Chris Eubank

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid was left stunned after Anthony Joshua’s bizarre antics during a live interview.

Joshua appeared on the ITV news programme on Wednesday morning to promote his fight against Jermaine Franklin which takes place at the 02 Arena on Saturday night.

The two-time world champion spoke about his plans leading up to the fight and the pressure he has had to face ahead of his return to the ring but left Reid and viewers shocked after he started throwing combinations midway through their conversation.

While discussing a potential fight against Tyson Fury, the Watford-born fighter threw left and right punches, causing Reid to stop in her tracks and go silent.

Before the bizarre moment Reid’s co-host, Martin Lewis, asked if a bout against the Gypsy King would be on the cards if he wins this weekend.

“That would be an honour, honestly,” said the 33-year-old.

“The WBC heavyweight champion of the world, to be able to compete for the title again in the summer.

“I would love that opportunity. If you’re asking me, yes, I would take the opportunity for sure.”

Earlier in the week Joshua confirmed that he would retire from boxing if he was to lose against Franklin this weekend

He said: “I will. I will retire if I lose. I’m not here to battle people. If people want me to retire I will retire.

“I’m not going to fight if people don’t want me too. It’s not even about the money. It’s about the competitor in you. That’s what’s important.

“It [pressure] comes with the business and it comes with the territory, I know that.”

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