• British boxing legend Frank Bruno and his son Franklin Bruno share tips for Armchair Boxers

  • TalkTalk TV customers can enjoy the Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight for Britain’s lowest price of just £17.95

Ahead of Joshua vs Klitschko this weekend, Frank Bruno has been recruited by TalkTalk TV to teach the nation a new type of boxing. The former WBC and European heavyweight champion is joined by his son Franklin in a new tutorial video to teach the nation how to “goggle box” when they watch the biggest fight in recent memory from a different corner – their armchairs.

As boxing fans prepare to shout at the TV, question the boxers’ tactics and berate the referee’s decisions, the video sees Frank share his advice on dealing with everything from pre-match preparation, to embracing the passion of watching a fight and sharing his top tips for cooling down after – watching the Great British Bake Off.

Watch the video here

According to Frank Bruno: “Whether you are watching from an armchair or ringside, watching a fight gets very emotional. I’ve been known to get up and shout, or body pop and breakdance as if I’m in the ring myself.”

When watching it at home, at least you don’t have to deal with the pre-fight training and diet. What’s more you can choose who you watch with, so just don’t invite anyone who’ll annoy you around!”

As with any armchair boxers, both Frank and Franklin have given their predictions on Joshua’s chances, with both backing the young Brit to overcome the experience of Wladimir Klitschko. Frank commented:

“I think Anthony Joshua has got a good chance. He’s got youth on his side, he’s a very powerful puncher and could potentially knock Klitschko out very early. Klitschko is a great fighter though, with a lot more rounds under his belt, so you never know.”

This weekend sees the biggest fight in recent memory, as Anthony Joshua looks to defend both his unbeaten record and IBF heavyweight title against former champion Wladimir Klitschko. In front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium the two will come to blows for the vacant WBA (Super) and WBO heavyweight titles.

Aleks Habdank, Managing Director, TalkTalk TV, said: “We know how excited the nation is about what promises to be the biggest fight of the year and who better to share their tips for watching it at home than British boxing legend Frank Bruno and his son Franklin.

We’re passionate about giving our customers access to all the best sporting events, that’s why all TalkTalk TV homes can watch the fight from the comfort of their own armchairs at a knockout price.”

From 6:00pm, TalkTalk TV customers can watch every punch, jab and knockout blow, on channel 416 for just £17.95.


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