Thursday 19 October 2017

'I reckon I could take him' - Paddy Barnes just snapped the best pic with boxer Anthony Joshua in Rio

Paddy Barnes didn't quite come face-to-face with Anthony Joshua when he met him in Rio. Photo: Twitter
Paddy Barnes didn't quite come face-to-face with Anthony Joshua when he met him in Rio. Photo: Twitter
Ireland's Paddy Barnes

Sasha Brady

Irish boxer Paddy Barnes didn't quite come face-to-face with British boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua when he met him in Rio.

The Belfast-born light-flyweight has been enjoying his time in Rio, meeting up with some of the biggest names in spot.

And on Sunday evening he came across British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and couldn't resist the opportunity to square up to him for a photograph.

Although the 5'3" athlete didn't quite come face-to-face with 6'5" Joshua.... more like face-to-nipples.

But Barnes wasn't intimidated by the 2012 Olympic gold medalist's height and joked: "I reckon I could take him" in a post he shared on Twitter.

He then added another photo to the social media app, this one showing a post-magical growth spurt Barnes on eye level with Joshua.

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