VIDEO: Boxer Anthony Joshua Hypes Himself Up With Famous Conor McGregor Quote

Published 03/22/2021, 1:25 AM EDT
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 channeled his inner Conor McGregor to hype himself up for the undisputed bout. The Londoner seemed in good spirits ahead of the biggest fight of his career.

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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)

After weeks of speculation and regular updates, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua finally signed a two-fight deal. As a result, all the talk in the sport is now on that bout. And the unified champion seems to be getting into the mood for one of boxing’s biggest events.

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Chiefer Cypha posted a video on Instagram with ‘AJ‘ where the latter said, “The one and only, back again. We’re coming for it all… Undisputed!” 

With this comment, ‘AJ’ showed he is hyped and excited for the event.

Joshua then used a phrase popularized by UFC star Conor McGregor and showed his intentions. He said, “We ain’t here to take part, we’re here to take over. It’s a madness already.”

Therefore, these comments showed the mood Joshua is in. Unlike Fury, the unified champion seems to be relaxed and looking forward to the fight. However, his opponent has made no secret of his pessimism about the event.

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Can Anthony Joshua emulate Conor McGregor?

The phrase became famous in combat sports when McGregor used it in a post-fight interview in the UFC. ‘The Notorious’ said it after beating Diego Brandao in his third UFC fight with a first-round TKO. And in typical McGregor fashion, the Irish fighter gave an interview to match his performance.

However, he backed up his words and became the first UFC fighter to hold two world titles simultaneously. Therefore, when McGregor said he wanted to take over, he meant it. So can Joshua do the same?

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The Englishman goes into this bout as the heavy underdog. Critics and experts believe Fury’s superior boxing and physical attributes will make it very difficult for Joshua to win this fight. However, the champion thrives on the criticism.

If Joshua can use this as motivation and channel it into his training, it could serve him well. Moreover, the Englishman seems in better spirits than his opponent, and thus, it could be another key advantage in his favor.

What do you make of this video of Anthony Joshua? Do you think the Englishman will “takeover” and beat Tyson Fury?

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READ: Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Training Comparison: Who Has the Better Technique?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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