Frazer Clarke laughs off talk that Anthony Joshua was floored by heavyweight kid Daniel Dubois during sparring session

FRAZER CLARKE has laughed off the suggestion Anthony Joshua was floored by heavyweight starlet Daniel Dubois, insisting: It by no means occurred.

It has lengthy been believed in boxing circles – but by no means confirmed – that the 20-yr-previous prospect Dubois dropped the 28-yr-previous IBF, WBA ‘Tremendous’ and WBO heavyweight world champion in sparring on the Group GB HQ in Sheffield greater than two years in the past.

 Frazer Clarke is Anthony Joshua's sparring partner and insists the rumours are nonsense

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Frazer Clarke is Anthony Joshua's sparring associate and insists the rumours are nonsense

Dubois has had simply seven professional fights and promoter Frank Warren added to the conspiracy by claiming final October: “Not solely did Dubois knock Joshua down, he completely did for Joshua within the fitness center”

Commonwealth champion Clarke has completed tons of of rounds with shut pal AJ beneath the steerage of coach Rob McCracken.

And he’s adamant that his undefeated sparring companion NEVER hit the deck like the parable suggests.

Clarke, 26, stated: “I’ve by no means seen him put Joshua down.

"I’m positive I’m at ninety nine per cent of the spars and he has hit him flush and has in all probability shook him up a bit, however the best way they make out that he put him down on his bottom, it simply by no means occurred.

 Daniel Dubois was rumoured to have floored Anthony Joshua in the gym

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Daniel Dubois was rumoured to have floored Anthony Joshua within the fitness center
 Undefeated Anthony Joshua is the current IBF, WBA ‘Super’ and WBO world champion

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Undefeated Anthony Joshua is the present IBF, WBA ‘Tremendous’ and WBO world champion

"I can truthfully say if it was true, Joshua would flip spherical and say 'yeah, it occurred, it was true', however he hasn't.

"Don't get me flawed, it's sparring and other people take massive photographs and I’ve seen him [Joshua] take an enormous shot off Daniel and I've seen him give Daniel an enormous shot.”

When AJ’s battle with Joseph Parker was revealed, he listed the 3 times he had been really chinned in his younger profession.

David Worth caught him chilly, sparring in 2011, Mihal Nistor stopped him on the European Champions later that yr and Wladimir Klitschko rocked him at Wembley in 2017, earlier than he acquired as much as win.

 Dubois has had just seven pro fights and has won them all by knock-out

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Dubois has had simply seven professional fights and has gained all of them by knock-out
 Frazer Clarke is a lifelong friend of Joshua's and claims he has seen 99 per cent of his sparring sessions

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Frazer Clarke is a lifelong good friend of Joshua's and claims he has seen ninety nine per cent of his sparring periods

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Dubois’ alleged assault was by no means talked about by the trustworthy heavyweight and Fraser says the story of the 2 Brit giants colliding may need been a tall story.

He stated: "I don't assume it was Daniel, it's the individuals round him. Daniel is a pleasant kid and he in all probability admitted he shook Joshua up a bit in sparring and somebody has made extra of a narrative of it.”

FRAZER CLARKE has laughed off the suggestion Anthony Joshua was floored by heavyweight starlet Daniel Dubois, insisting: It by no means occurred.

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