'Will he fight Berardi' - Leeds fans react on Twitter to Anthony Joshua message to fans
By Amir Mir
World Heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua will be visiting Elland Road on June 2 – and Leeds fans on Twitter have jokingly asked when he will fight Gaetano Berardi.
The 27-year-old recently unified the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight titles when he beat Wladimir Klitschko last Saturday at Wembley Stadium.
Now, the Watford-born boxer has told fans that he will visit Elland Road next month where he will talk about training and other things related to boxing.
When reacting to his Twitter message, the Leeds fans asked some amusing questions such as when he will fight Whites fan and Featherweight boxer Josh Warrington.
Added to that another fan amusingly stated that their player will take Joshua out within the two rounds.
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On the playing field, Berardi is known for his hard-hitting style and tough tackling which has won him many plaudits from fans.
Manager Garry Monk’s name also popped up, with supporters telling the club that they want him to sign a new contract.
Monk’s current deal at Leeds expires in the summer, with the club set to play their final match of the season away at Wigan on Sunday after missing out on a play-off place.
Overall, the supporters sent funny messages to Joshua as he is set to visit the club in early June to interact with fans.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
He should fight Josh Warrington at Elland Road, would be a great fight!
— Dan (@lufc_dan) May 2, 2017
That fight would literally last about twenty seconds
— Oliver White (@OliWhiteMOT93) May 2, 2017
will he be fighting berardi, if yes can i sign joshua's body cast
— hatvin phillips (@ellandread) May 2, 2017
— Batesy (@BatesyLufc) May 2, 2017
If he's not a Leeds fan now he sure will be soon! #lufc
— Ben (@ben_seldon) May 2, 2017
Any chance he could give #Cellino a huge uppercut?!
— ShadyDealer (@Shadydealer) May 2, 2017
Baradi would have him in 2.
— Charlie Bucket (@CharlieBucket7) May 2, 2017
AJ .. just don't fight Berardi.
— Tony D. (@tonypdickinson) May 2, 2017
During the 2012 Olympics in London Joshua went on to win Gold for Great Britain in the Super Heavyweight category.
He has since gone on to become a professional where he has won 19 out of 19 of his fights, all by knockout.
In other Leeds news, Garry Monk delivers his verdict on the club’s season and makes this admission.