Tyson Fury demolishes punch machine challenge and Anthony Joshua’s record

Tyson Fury demolished a punch bag machine and smashed Anthony Joshua's record score on the challenge.

The two British heavyweights are set to finally meet in the ring at the end of this year, after Joshua accepted Fury's offer of a 60/40 split to face him in Cardiff on December 3. Ahead of the bout being made official, Fury has been filmed recording a staggering score of 993 on a punch bag machine with his weaker left hand, setting a new record on the machine.

His score also smashed the highest known score Joshua has achieved on such a machine, although to be fair to his rival, the scores did not come on the same one.

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Joshua scored 848 with a powerful right hand during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show back in 2017. Footage of Fury's score was uploaded to Instagram by trainer and former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee.

Fellow heavyweight Joseph Parker, who Joshua beat via unanimous decision back in March 2018, also appears in the video. The New Zealander faces Joe Joyce in Manchester on Saturday for the WBO interim title.

His training partner Fury is also now gearing up for a fight, having gone back on his decision to retire after the last defence of his WBC world title.

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The Gypsy King had announced he was hanging up his gloves in the ring following his knockout win over Dillian Whyte back in April.

Fury and Joshua's bout is not yet official, though, with the former's promoter Frank Warren explaining that the fight is not on until the contracts are signed.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he revealed: “The contracts are on their way. But I’m not going into great detail about this because we saw what happened last time round with people making statements and so forth and it all fell apart.

“This fight won’t be on until it’s signed, but everybody wants it to happen. There aren’t any obstacles in the way, so hopefully very quickly we can get it over the line, but until it’s signed, it’s not on.

“When you’re a promoter, you’re an optimist. That’s what you do. You’re in the business of trying to make events happen, so we’re all excited about it.

“I’m excited about it as a fight because I always felt that Tyson has the beating of AJ and now we’re gonna find out if we get this over the line.”

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