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Watch: Anthony Joshua Retains Title In Punch Bag Contest On Graham Norton

Anthony Joshua, broke Sky Box Office records when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in April. The fight was shown in 140 countries making Joshua a household name and the new heavyweight world champion.

So obviously, when Graham Norton had Joshua on his red sofa as a guest yesterday evening, Norton took the opportunity for the champion to show plenty of his skills. Joshua has an unbeaten professional record having stopped all of his 19 opponents, but last night his challengers were actress Rachel Weisz, actor Martin Freeman, comedian Greg Davies and the host himself Graham Norton.

The BBC purchased a glitzy punching bag which the celebrities lined up alongside offstage. Their task was to test their punch power relative to the champ. Greg Davies was actually taller than the machine, standing at six-foot-eight. Joshua gave the other guests tips on their reach and stance, advising Weisz to remove her heels and 'punch through the bag.'

We won't ruin it for you too much, but we are pretty sure you can guess who got the highest score.

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Ellen McConville

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