(Video) Boxer Anthony Joshua shows off kicks in training as fans clamor for MMA crossover

Boxing icon Anthony Joshua showcased his proficiency in kickboxing during an intense training regimen on Monday.

AJ is presently maintaining his fitness at the gym after his victorious bout against former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in March. In that match, he secured a swift victory within two rounds.

Joshua encountered minimal obstacles during the match, as he skillfully brought Ngannou down twice with a powerful right hand.

Observing Joshua’s adeptness in incorporating kicks into his training routine, fans are buzzing with anticipation for a potential rematch between the heavyweight titans. They want them to compete in MMA this time.

Reacting fervently to a video shared on Joshua’s Instagram story, fans expressed their eagerness for a rematch in MMA.

Some of the comments are as follows:

A fan commented: “Rematch with Ngannou but MMA this time.”

Another stated: “Might as well go to MMA and KO Ngannou.”

However, not everyone found what they were seeing to be as impressive.

One fan commented: “That’s horrific.”

Another said: “Looking stiff asf.”

Joshua has confirmed his comeback to the ring scheduled for September. Despite initial hopes for a June match, his team appears to be strategizing for a significant event later in the year.

The General Entertainment Authority head of Saudi Arabia Turki Alalshikh said last month that he is organizing a “huge” boxing event at Wembley in September. It seems like Joshua would be included in that program.

While the opponent remains undisclosed, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn hints at a championship bout. That may include Joshua competing for the soon-to-be vacant IBF championship or boxing the victor of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Fury.