sports: Anthony Joshua loses unbeaten record to Michael Phelps
HEAVYWEIGHT boxing champ Anthony Joshua has finally lost his unbeaten record… after racing Olympic legend Michael Phelps in the swimming pool, The Sun reports.
The 28-year-old superstar met with Phelps as he continues his holiday in the United States.
But Joshua, whose meteoric rise has seen him grab three of four world titles in just five years, finally met a man he couldn’t beat.
Phelps is the fastest swimmer to ever live and the most decorated Olympian of all-time.
The 32-year-old American, who retired after the Rio Olympics in 2016, picked up an astonishing 23 Olympic gold medals, as well as three silvers and two bronze.
The next most medals won by a single athlete is just nine – by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina in the 1950s and 60s.
Phelps, an Under Armour athlete like Joshua, wrote on Instagram, “Great start to the day!
“Got to hop in the water for a swim with my man Anthony Joshua. Had great chats and taught him a few things about the pool!
He added, “Next time you get to chose who you want to race… or if we should have a rematch!”
Joshua simply paraphrased a famous Muhammad Ali quote, writing on his Instagram page, “Float like a butterfly. swim like a fish.”
Joshua is currently on holiday in the United States.