Shannon Briggs tried his best to steal the show at Anthony Joshua and Eric Molina's press conference

No boxing press conference is complete without a bit of theatre – but thankfully Anthony Joshua didn’t have to resort to throwing tables at anyone.

The theatrics were instead provided by Shannon Briggs, who turned up to cause some trouble as Joshua and Eric Molina promoted their IBF title fight in Manchester.

OK, so it’s not quite as eye-catching as Dereck Chisora lobbing a table at Dillian Whyte – and not up there with former WBO champions Briggs’ greatest publicity stunts – but it’s all the drama Joshua needed.

The Watford fighter was in pretty relaxed mood ahead of Saturday’s fight.

Asked about Chisora and Whyte’s antics, he said: “People like entertainment and people like boxing so I think we’re covering the full package – both the WWE part and the old-school fighting part.

“I could sit here and say I will knock Eric out in a round but that’s not my style. It is two warriors coming together and the better man will walk away with his hands in the air.”


 

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