- Anthony Joshua stopped Otto Wallin in the fifth round in a confident showing
- He and Derek Chisora were mischievous as they tried to make Tony Bellew rap
- We’re seeing a new and confident AJ now – Listen to The Hook
AJ and Chisora, nicknamed WAR, had fun trying to get a reluctant Bellew to rap, though viewers weren’t given the chance to see him break into song.
It was a triumphant night for Joshua after he stopped Wallin in the fifth round with a mature, dominant performance to mark boxing’s ‘Day of Reckoning’ in Saudi Arabia.
Chisora and Joshua were the ringleaders of the revelry behind the scenes as they huddled together for a video released on the former’s Instagram account.
‘Teddy T, drop a bar,’ said Chisora as he egged on Bellew to rap with his fake nickname, Teddy T. ‘Bro, drop a bar. Teddy T!’
AJ and Derek Chisora encouraged Tony Bellew to rap backstage, but he wasn’t having any of it!
‘I’m not dropping that bar!’ replied Bellew. ‘I haven’t got a clue what you’re talking about.’
A jubilant Joshua was clearly in favour of Bellew letting loose, laughing and asking: ‘Is he singing or rapping?’
The ‘Teddy T’ nickname came to the fore during the recent series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Former fighter Tony, 41, was encouraged to write a song including the false nickname ‘Teddy T’ – which he claimed his wife Rachael called him – in a secret mission alongside Marvin Humes.
Bellew and Chisora were just a couple of the famous sporting faces to show up in Riyadh, as Cristiano Ronaldo was sat next to Conor McGregor.
AJ stopped Otto Wallin in the fifth round of his Day of Reckoning clash in a comfortable victory
It looks as if his next opponent will be Filip Hrgovic with a potential shot at the vacant IBF heavyweight world title
While Joshua navigated his encounter with Wallin with unexpected ease, it was a frustrating night for Deontay Wilder, as he lost via unanimous decision against Joseph Parker.
Eddie Hearn slammed Wilder for losing ‘the most one-sided heavyweight fight’ ever, but while the Bronze Bomber muleld over his, it was ecstasy for Joshua.
The promoter confirmed that Joshua would likely take on Filip Hrgovic for the vacant IBF heavyweight world title in his next fight after Wilder – who had been mooted as AJ’s next opponent – lost every round against Parker.