ANTHONY JOSHUA’s sights are firmly set on a blockbuster showdown with Tyson Fury.
The unified heavyweight champion’s long-awaited Battle of Britain with The Gypsy King moved an enormous step nearer to coming to fruition earlier this month when he efficiently defended his titles with a ninth-round KO of Kubrat Pulev.
Anthony Joshua knocked out Kubrat Pulev earlier this month to retain his unified heavyweight titleCredit score: AFP
Anthony Joshua is on a collision course with WBC heavyweight king Tyson FuryCredit score: PA
Negotiations over the super-fight are at the moment ongoing, with both fighters’ camps confident an agreement will soon be reached.
With a possible legacy-defining battle with Fury proper across the nook, Joshua has wasted no time in getting again to the health club.
The Olympian shared snaps of his newest exercise to his official Instagram web page on Wednesday night time.
And it wasn’t one for the fainthearted.
One snap confirmed AJ showing to complete a one-arm press-up while sporting a weighted vest and an extra weight chain.
The second confirmed Joshua staring into the digicam while sporting the tools, which added a substantial quantity of weight to his already heavy body.
The publish’s accompanying caption included a padlock emoji and the phrase “in”, which means he is locked in on his subsequent mission.
Joshua adopted up that publish with an replace to his Instagram story, which included a post-sparring snap with cruiserweight prospect Stephen Adentan.
Though Joshua’s showdown with Fury has but to be finalised, the Olympic gold medallist is assured he’ll share the ring with the WBC heavyweight champion subsequent 12 months.
In a visitor column for Boxing News, Joshua mentioned: “How shut is the Fury battle? I promise you it’s occurring.
“However till you hear it from me, don’t purchase into something. I’m severe concerning the battle so after I announce it you’ll comprehend it’s actual.
“I’m taking my time as a result of there was loads of back-and-forth for years.
“I’ve been chasing this street to ‘undisputed’ and when the time is true I’ll announce it and I’ll have my thoughts absolutely centered on the job at hand.
“When it was Deontay Wilder in my manner, that was my focus and he admitted we gave him profitable gives that he turned down.
“Now it’s Tyson Fury that’s my pure focus. The gives shall be made, substantial gives.
“I’ve fought many champions earlier than so it’s apparent to see we’ve achieved enterprise with world champions earlier than.
“It’s no completely different with Fury, he ought to take this battle with each arms. The cash shall be break up down the center.”