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Thursday 17 August 2017

Robbie Williams fights himself in the boxing ring in his new video for The Heavy Entertainment Show

By Laura Harding

He also backed Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight championship.

Robbie Williams has backed Anthony Joshua to triumph against Wladimir Klitschko for the World Heavyweight title as his new music video shows the singer don boxing gloves to fight himself in the ring.

The video for The Heavy Entertainment Show, the title track from the former Take That star’s latest album, shows the singer sporting gloves bearing his initials and a sequinned robe with National Treasure emblazoned across the back.

The shirtless singer can then be seen throwing punches as he fights himself in the ring before one of them delivers a knockout blow and he hits the canvas.

The video will be shown at Joshua’s fight at Wembley Stadium tomorrow – while Williams will be watching the fight from Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife Ayda and their two children.

He said: “I had a lot of fun shooting the boxing video for The Heavy Entertainment Show and I can’t wait to be back touring Europe in stadiums this summer.

“In the meantime, I’m looking forward to the boxing fight of the year – Anthony Joshua taking on Wladimir Klitschko for the World Heavyweight Title, and will be watching from LA. Good luck AJ.”

Later this year, Williams will embark on a European stadium tour, playing 34 shows in 20 countries.

It opens in the UK at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 2 and will travel to Southampton, Edinburgh, Coventry, Dublin and Cardiff before a show in London at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on June 23.

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