Two-time World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua was in the limelight once again as the Briton won his first fight in over two years.
The 32-year-old was tested to his limits by American boxer Jermaine Franklin in the O2 Arena. The close contest ended with a decisive margin of 117-111, 117-111, and 118-111, unanimously in the favour of Joshua.
But it wasn’t just the Briton’s exploits in the ring that garnered all the attention from media and fans alike. Rather, fans have been chattering more about his cozy interview with English presenter Laura Woods in the past few hours.
Woods, who is a presenter at TalkSport, DAZN, Amazon Prime, and iFLTV, was backstage during AJ’s supposed interview with iFLTV when she decided to take the interview over from co-founder Kugan Cassius as she sat next to Joshua, barely an inch separating the two.
Joshua set the tone at the very beginning for what was to come, as he let the broadcaster know that he’s been “keeping tabs” on Laura.
Woods didn’t seem to mind as she played along. “What do you think of my career?” asked the 35-year-old, to which Anthony cheekily responded, “it has flourished amazingly… just like you.”
Joshua also told Laura that the reason Kugan [Cassius] prefers to stay behind the camera during interviews is that “he’s not as pretty as you are. He’s got a face for radio.” Laura was flushed.
The pair went ahead with their flirty antics as Woods asked, “Who is your dream date?” AJ managed to keep a straight face as he replied, “You”.
Anthony might have struggled in his last bout in the ring, but he does not around the ladies!
Woods punched the air in delight as she exclaimed “Yes! This is perfect!”, replicating the interest. The adorable giggles of the pair added more to the cuteness of the interview.
“I know, [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek has beaten me to it” added AJ (more on that ahead). Turning the tables on Laura, he went on to ask, “I’m not in a relationship, are you?” Woods denied it before suggesting that she was “too focused” on her career.
Anthony seconded her, as the 32-year-old suggested he had similar beliefs when it came to relationships. “We’ve so much in common”, added a delighted Laura.
Fans on Twitter were quick to spot the chemistry between the two, as some pointed out how “close” the two were sitting despite tons of space on the couch. A fan pointed out Laura admitting to having a few drinks before the interview, suggesting that to be the reason for her behavior. “This is the most sexually tense interview ever” joked another user.
Interestingly, this is the second time this week that a sports personality has confessed their feelings towards Laura. Previously, in an interview with TalkSPORT, Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was asked about his celebrity crush by host Laura, and the midfielder went ahead and answered “err, Laura Woods”, a response that made the presenter visibly flustered.