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No, Jay-Z And Barry Chuckle Did Not Watch The Anthony Joshua Fight Together

Actual fake news.

30/04/2017 19:02 BST

It was a momentous Saturday night as Anthony Joshua claimed the WBA world heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium. 

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But while millions were engrossed in the Brit’s thrilling knockout win against Wladimir Klitschko, many on social media were more captivated by another encounter.

That’s right, the hip-hop legend and one-half of slapstick British duo, the Chuckle Brothers. Twitter, suffice to say, loved it.

 

But it turned out everything wasn’t quite what it seemed. 

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In fact, the picture is a Photoshopped version of Jay Z with boxer Andre Ward at Madison Square Garden in 2015.

 

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The disappointment on social media was palpable. 

Some were anxious to make a serious point.

And a betting company suggested it started the ruse two years ago.