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Watch: Anthony Joshua Reveals His Absolute Respect For Conor McGregor

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“Long live Conor McGregor!”

Anthony Joshua was crowned as the IBF Heavyweight Champion of the World on Saturday night, with a second round stoppage of Charles Martin in London.

The manner in which he has gone about his business in the boxing world has been emphatic, and his record speaks for itself; in 16 fights, he has 16 wins, all of which coming via knockout.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO BLACK & WHITE) Anthony Joshua of England looks on before round 1 of the IBF World Heavyweight title fight against Charles Martin at The O2 Arena on April 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Naturally, parallels have been drawn between Joshua and UFC featherweight title-holder Conor McGregor.

The Irishman had a similar rise in the fight game, winning all of his fights convincingly on the way to the top of the UFC 145lb division.

TORRANCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference with lightweight contender Nate Diaz at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

When asked about the ‘Notorious’, Joshua had nothing but compliments to say about the Dubliner, and said that he hopes McGregor can bounce back from his defeat to Nate Diaz.

Video via Heavyw8 News.

When quizzed about the popular Irishman, Joshua has chosen a totally different tactic to rival Tyson Fury.

Fury had a public war of words with the UFC star. However, Joshua has an underlying respect for McGregor.

It is likely that the MMA fighter, who takes on Diaz in a rematch at UFC 200 in July, will have something similar to say about the English boxer.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.