Moment Anthony Joshua thrǝatǝns to sm@sh chair on heavyweight championship opponent’s face during an interview


Former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua and current IBF champion Daniel Dubois had to be led apart after nearly coming to blows in a pre-fight interview.

The two Brits, Joshua and Dubois who didn’t shake hands, faced off at a launch press conference as they prepared to go head-to-head in the ring for the IBF heavyweight world title on September 21, 2024.

Dubois offered to get the fight started early and Joshua told him to relax but the former still persisted. This got Joshua angry and he retorted, “I’ll throw this fucking chair across your face. Don’t disrespect me. Don’t disrespect me. Daniel, don’t disrespect me.”

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Dubois refused to back down saying the legend cannot intimidate him. At that point, AJ stood up to act on his threat but security quickly stepped in and restrained both.

Many reasoned that Joshua is under pressure as he is the older fighter at 34 while Dubois is just 26 years old and might ruin his chances of becoming a three-time heavyweight champion.

Dubois was upgraded to world champion after Oleksandr Usyk vacated the IBF strap following his undisputed win over Tyson Fury in May.

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Netizens speculated the incident could be a ruse and mere acting to lure people to look forward to the battle. What do you think?