ANTHONY JOSHUA has been brutally trolled by former UFC star Chael Sonnen – who mocked the Brit’s left hook after seeing his latest training video.
On Friday, the unified heavyweight champion of the world shared footage of himself unleashing hellacious hooks on the heavy bag at his Finchley gym.
But the concussive punches were criticised by several viewers of the video, including Sonnen.
The former UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger quote tweeted the clip and said: “Scientists just said we can’t travel into the past But this Palooka’s still using the…Telegraph.
“Michelangelo’s DAVID could get outta the way of that hook, you Schnook.
“A punch shouldn’t take up TWO PAGES on the calendar. Maybe those Foxy Boxing White Gloves are too heavy for you, Precious.”
Sonnen, a fan favourite in the MMA world, also questioned how hard Joshua was really working in the training session.
He added: “Most training videos are inspiring. Don’t know if this guy is Disciplined to “not show it,” Or if he’s just incredibly lazy for the sport.”
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Sonnen’s criticism of AJ prompted the Brit’s fans to jump to his defence, with one saying: “The guy has 22 knockouts in 25 fights.
“Think he’s the last person you should be criticising when it comes to punches”
Another said: “Working on that torque and setting power it’s all good papa.”
And another said: “Don’t really think you can critique that guy about punching dude! He seems pretty good at punching from what I’ve seen of him.”
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Joshua’s devastating punching power was on show in his showdown with Kubrat Pulev last December, which he won via ninth-round KO.
The Olympic gold medallist is currently preparing for a blockbuster heavyweight title unification fight with WBC champ Tyson Fury.
Negotiations over the long-awaited Battle of Britain are ongoing, with Fury’s co-promoter, Bob Arum, expecting a deal to be finalised within the next two weeks.
The 89-year-old told Sky Sports: “I don’t want to make a deadline, but I just can report that everything so far has been going splendidly and we hope to have a signed document within the next couple of weeks.
“That might not provide for a site, because we can have a document that the fighters would have signed and then have a mutual agreement clause of the site.”