‘A Punch Shouldn’t Take Up Two Pages on the Calendar’- Chael Sonnen Mocks Anthony Joshua for His Punching Technique

Published 01/16/2021, 6:32 AM EST
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has seemingly failed to impress MMA veteran Chael Sonnen with his recent training video.

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Although Joshua poured his raw power into the clip, Sonnen found nothing alluring about it. Instead, he has demeaned Joshua’s punching abilities.

To intensify the tale, Joshua has posted a clip of him landing massive left hooks on a punching bag. While it sent most of the combat fans into a frenzy, not everyone praised ‘AJ’. Sonnen displayed his cheeky sense of humor while denouncing the Brit heavyweight.

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He took to Twitter and wrote, “A punch shouldn’t take up TWO PAGES on the calendar”. Not only that, but Sonnen also reposted Joshua’s video to clarify his point. Here’s a glimpse of the clip.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – Is AJ ready for war?

Anthony Joshua might look great in his fights and training videos, but an encounter against Tyson Fury will demand the best from him. There’s no denying the power that his punches pack and if connected properly, Joshua can floor anyone.

However, Fury got back on his feet from Wilder’s shot. That said, we can expect him to overcome Joshua’s power just as easily. Meanwhile, Fury’s body movement separates him from the other heavyweights and he can also control the distance well.

So, Joshua’s power shots can take a back seat if he cannot control the range and can end up being mauled by ‘The Gypsy King’.

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But Joshua has proven himself to be an elite, and considering the unpredictability of heavyweight boxing, he has the chance to beat the otherwise unbowed Tyson Fury.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua poses for a photo with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title belts after the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Amid all this, Tyson vs Joshua has the potential to be the biggest heavyweight battles of all time. Although we ridicule the heavyweights for several reasons, Fury and Joshua are two of the best in the division.

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Do you think Anthony Joshua can take Tyson Fury down?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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