“He is Looking Like a Pro”: Fans Impressed After ‘Mitt Queen’ Releases Never Before Seen Michael B. Jordan Creed III Boxing Training Footage

Published 03/14/2023, 8:43 AM EDT

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If there is one franchise that has paid a worthy tribute to the sport of boxing, it will be the Rocky and Creed series. The latest addition to the Creed series, Creed III, opened to rave reviews from both the boxing fraternity and cinema aficionados. Meanwhile, Hollywood star, Michael B. Jordan, who essayed the role of the protagonist, Adonis Creed, revealed that he trained under ‘The Mitt Queen’ Ann Najjar in preparation for his role. And fans were impressed with his skillset after Najjar released a snippet of their mitt session.

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Najjar is a coach at the Bomber Squad Boxing Academy in San Diego. She received acclaim from her students for her intense mitt sessions, rightfully earning her the nickname, ‘The Mitt Queen’. Moreover, she has held the mitts for notable names like Ryan Garcia and Anderson Silva.

She recently shared a video of a mitt session with Jordan. Notably, the duo was engaged in a light session prior to shooting a fight scene. It should also be mentioned that Jordan looked spectacular during the session. And channeled pro boxers while throwing combos.

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As per NBC, talking about training Jordan, Najjar had previously said, “For me, it’s no different than working with someone who is actually fighting. Cause I go in there like it is a fight.” Jordan, on the other hand, was all praise for his trainer. He even called the experience “priceless”.

Fans were in awe of Michael B. Jordan’s training session

There is no denying that fans were thrilled to see Jordan’s training session. In fact, a lot of them took to social media to share their thoughts about the same.

Many fans could not contain their excitement. Moreover, user @TicaLashay felt that he looked like a pro boxer.

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In the same vein, a few fans were very vocal in showing their admiration for ‘The Mitt Queen’.

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Meanwhile, user @danDaMMAman wanted Jordan to call out YouTuber KSI.

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However, not all fans shared the same enthusiasm. User @SweetSciencePhD felt that Jordan could make improvements in his technique. What are your thoughts on the mitt session? Let us know in the comments below.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.
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