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Anthony Joshua calls Jake Paul ‘great for boxing’ after ‘throwing himself in the deep end’ against Tyron Woodley

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ANTHONY JOSHUA has welcomed Jake Paul into the boxing fold by labelling him “great” for the sport.

YouTuber Paul has been a controversial determine since making his outspoken debut in the ring against on-line rival ‘AnEsonGib’ final yr.

Jake Paul defeated ex-UFC fighter Tyron Woodley in ClevelandCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Anthony Joshua is due to fight Oleksandr Usyk later in September
Anthony Joshua is because of battle Oleksandr Usyk later in September

The 24-year-old has revelled in trash-talking and famously scuffled with Floyd Mayweather at a press convention forward of brother Logan’s battle with the nice welterweight.

But his report now stands at 4-0 and in August he claimed the largest win of his profession, a factors verdict over eight rounds against the powerful ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

Paul’s foray into boxing has drawn criticism from skilled fighters, with UFC star Nate Diaz tweeting “these guys both suck” following Paul’s conflict with Woodley.

But Britain’s world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has given his help to the American as he continues to construct his popularity.

Joshua instructed IFLTV: “[He’s] nice for boxing. He’s attempting, zero beginner expertise, throwing himself in the deep finish.

“He’ll in all probability be taught much more than quite a lot of fighters, throwing himself in the deep finish, placing himself below strain. Good luck to him.”


Paul has been given the inexperienced mild by coach BJ Flores to battle Britain’s Tommy Fury subsequent.

The 2019 Love Island star beat Paul’s sparring companion Anthony Taylor over 4 rounds in late August, the night time Paul claimed victory over Woodley.

It arrange Fury, 22, and the 24-year-old Paul for a doable battle, with coaching camps began up as early as subsequent week.

But Paul can also be in line for a $30million Thanksgiving winner-take-all battle with ex-UFC champion Vitor Belfort.

Joshua in the meantime, faces Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.

A much-anticipated all-British bout between Joshua and Fury’s brother Tyson has been lengthy in the making, with fellow Brit David Haye claiming Tyson is avoiding his British rival.

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