Anthony Joshua showed off his NFL skills as he attended the Atlanta Falcons’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 1st, 2023, on the first day of the NFL’s 2023 International Series at Wembley.
Joshua is well aware of what it takes to perform at Wembley, having stopped Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin in dramatic fashion at the iconic stadium. This time around, however, the boxer was on hand to watch as a fan. But prior to the game starting, Joshua had the chance to mingle with the crowd as well as test his American football skills. The footage below shows Joshua throwing the ball into the crowd.
Anthony Joshua showing off the cannon! 🥊🏈 pic.twitter.com/Un1IHMniB1
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) October 1, 2023
Thereafter, Joshua received a custom-made Jaguars jersey.
— NFL on DAZN (@NFLonDAZN) October 1, 2023
Joshua’s appearance, however, raised more questions over his future in boxing moving forward. Despite being linked with a Deontay Wilder fight, the bout appears in jeopardy. The fight, which was being targeted for Saudi Arabia, has been ruled out, with Eddie Hearn exploring other venues. Meanwhile, Joshua’s American football technique drew parallels with his boxing style.
Social Media Response
Throws like he punches
— Anthony Webster 🎩 (@Machiaveli1980) October 1, 2023
Throws a ball better then he throws a punch 🤣
— Shane (@TractorboyShane) October 1, 2023