Nigerian-born world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua has taken some time off from his busy schedule to engage Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder, Israel Adesanya in a reality show that involved them answering some sensitive questions and gulping hot chicken sauce in a hurry.
Megasportsaena.com can report that the event, dubbed ‘Hot Sauce Challenge,’ was a novelty contest that was meant to highlight another side of the Nigerian duo, and both fighters derived fun from being forced to eat spicy chicken wings in a highly hilarious truth or dare game.
Joshua and Adesanya braved the hot sauce challenge, during which both world champions also faced questions about their private lives while hurrying to gulp the spicy chicken and sauce, which they initially appeared nervous to try.
Along the line, they both settled into the game and ‘AJ’ even pretended to dip his wings into the sauce, which a report by Daily Mail’s Jordan Seward noted tended to show that the three-belt boxer did not fancy his chances against some of the spiciest sauces on shelves at the grocery or anywhere on the dining table.
Seward’s report added: “The unified world champion went head to head with UFC star Israel Adesanya in a crazy hot sauce challenge on First We Feast YouTube’s channel. In the hilarious video, AJ and Adesanya had to answer some fairly hard-hitting questions truthfully or face taking a bite out of a chicken wing dabbed in one of three hot sauces varying in intensity.
“The Brit escaped the first round unscathed after giving his opinion on YouTubers becoming professional boxers for one fight and getting multi-million pound paydays; but AJ wasn’t convinced by his answer and shouted: ‘I think that’s a dab!’ Adesanya had no major problems dealing with the first sauce, though he did describe it as ‘tantalising’.
“Joshua’s turn was next after he refused to answer what the last film that reduced him to tears. After some hesitation and pretending to dip his chicken wing in the sauce, Joshua finally took a bite and appeared unfazed.
“The 30-year-old got through the rest of his questions by admitting that his first-round knockout victory over Emanuele Leo on his debut was the easiest win of his career and naming Don King as a promoter who has been suspected of fixing fights. King has always denied any accusations of fight-fixing.
“After the first couple of rounds the questions began to get tougher. UFC’s middleweight world champion Adesanya was the first to take the plunge after failing to reveal what media reporters he feels cover him unfairly.
“Adesanya said Dana White’s most annoying quality is that he is very emotional but insisted that was also his strength and has contributed to helping the UFC become the global enterprise it is today; but the UFC champion would end up trying the second hottest sauce after volunteering himself to do it.”
Joshua declared afterwards: “The thing that annoys me the most is there is so much talent from the grassroots level who are trying to get their name recognised by the bigger audience and they’re struggling so it’s kind of a world of who is popular and who can just do it versus who is talented and who is trying to get their name recognised but isn’t get a look in. But the big benefit of it for the sport is it that it attracts a whole new audience.”
Adesanya, who won his latest title defence last Saturday against Paulo Costa of Brazil, added: “I’d love to answer that one but I blocked them in real life. You know that episode in Black Mirror where you block them and they become a blur, I’ve done that to a couple of reporters and I can’t remember their names but I know their faces and if I did remember it, I’d say it.
“I don’t understand the stress it takes to cheat but I feel like trying this one anyway so I might try some of this on one of these chicken wings. We can’t just go through this trying only one sauce, you got to break at least two.”
Adesanya submitted: “Wow it jumps up levels, if that (picked up the first bottle of sauce) was level three, this is level six. That is a big jump. If you hate someone you can put this in their food but I’ll try a little bit because I’m no b****.”