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Grant Holt: The Wrestler

Toe Poke
 By Chris Wright

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale shows off his punching prowess

Famed for his cannon-like left foot, it would appear that Gareth Bale is also more than handy (if you'll excuse the pun) when it comes to throwing big right jabs.

As part of the BT Sport Hardest Hits challenge, Bale took on host Jake Humphrey in a punching contest.

The @btsport #HardestHits..Round One.... @jakehumphreyofficial 👀😂 sorry!

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Humphrey registered a couple of fairly decent punches, only to be singularly out-boxed by big-hitting Bale on both occasions.

Who knows, maybe a post-football career in middleweight boxing awaits for the Welsh walloper?

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.


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