Feature | Oct 21 2017

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Anthony Joshua describes fighting, and winning, with a broken back. Declan Taylor reports
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ANTHONY JOSHUA conjured up memories of Mike Tyson by revealing he once boxed and won with a broken back.

Following Tyson’s 2003 victory over Clifford Etienne, he famously told Showtime’s Jim Gray that he had fought with a serious injury.

“I broke my back,” Iron Mike declared. “My back is broken.” Then, when bewildered Gray pressed Iron Mike on the suggestion, he memorably responded: “Spinal!”