Henri Lansbury has amusing Twitter exchange with former Nottingham Forest team-mate Greg Halford, involving Anthony Joshua

The Birmingham City man suggested a sparring session with the newly crowned British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Boxing champion.

Last night saw Anthony Joshua finally go past the third round of a boxing fight as a professional. He was pushed into the seventh in a tough fight with rival Dillian Whyte.

In the end he finished the fight in spectacular fashion.

He connected with a right to the temple which wobbled Whyte before putting the Brixton man down for the night with a severe uppercut.

It is a wonder who in their right mind would want to get in a ring with AJ at the moment.

But one former Nottingham Forest player, currently with Birmingham City on loan from Rotherham United, appears keen.

Greg Halford, who at 6ft 4ins does look like he can handle himself, posted this message on his Twitter account yesterday:

His comments received a response from a former team-mate at Nottingham Forest. Midfielder Henri Lansbury had this to say to his former team-mate, who left the City Ground on a free transfer this summer.

As much as it is hard to doubt Halford's potential to look after himself, perhaps he should heed the advice of his his old Forest pal.

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