Anthony Joshua admits MMA would be a tough experience for him



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Anthony Joshua admits MMA would be a tough experience for him

Tendencies towards switching to boxing are something we see more and more often among top MMA fighters. Conor McGregor started the trend with a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, and everything continued with the interference of Jake Paul and the fast-growing trend of "celebrity'' boxing.

Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren, and Anderson Silva shared the ring with the "YouTuber", and Francis Ngannou refuses to sign a new contract with the UFC until the organization allows him to do a boxing match against Tyson Fury.

It would be a huge loss for the UFC, while Ngannou would easily find a new employer. In an interview with GQ, Joshua was asked about a possible move to MMA and how he would handle MMA fighters, specifically the UFC's elite fighters.

Joshua, 33, replied:

“I would get my ass kicked. All credit to them guys, but it’s not my profession and I’m going to respect them guys who have spent years putting in time, training, grappling, wrestling, stand-up, takedown, and submissions.

It’s like them coming over to boxing, I know I would smoke them as well”. "It was very challenging, and when you're ten years old, the last thing you want is for someone to spin you in the air and fall on your head.

That's why I stopped.' ', said one of the most popular boxers in the world, who clearly did not find himself in that martial sport. He added: “I did try judo when I was younger. “It was very challenging and when you’re ten-12 the last thing you want to be doing is getting flipped in the air and landing on your head, so I stopped”.

Anthony Joshua is currently in the process of finding a new coach and coaching staff, after parting ways with Roberto Garcia. Garcia and Joshua collaborated for only one match, a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua lost, Garcia publicly criticized him for his approach and performance alone, and Joshua decided to part ways.