Anthony Joshua is generally considered as the number one heavyweight in the world at the moment. He currently holds three of the major belts in the sport as the reigning WBC, WBO and IBF champion. The British boxer is explosive in the ring as he has won 21 of his 22 professional bouts by stoppage.
Joshua has arguably taken the heavyweight division to a new level over the last few years, as he has been able to maintain an impressive trimmed shape which means not only does he have the power to take his opponent out of the ring at any time, unlike many of his rivals in the division, his speed and footwork is like that of a cruiserweight or middleweight.
Sheffield Training Camp
Despite having all the luxuries in the world due to the money he has made from the sport, Joshua goes back to basics for his training camps before a big fight. The man from Watford travels up to Sheffield, where he dedicates himself to a disciplined schedule where he is away from any distractions.
A lot of Joshua’s training will be explosive exercises involving dumbbells and free weights. Those who follow the heavyweight world champion on Instagram will see him performing squats, deadlifts and circuits during his training sessions. Along with sparring, running and a controlled diet, these all help him to be in the best shape possible for when he enters the ring on fight night.
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Last year, the British boxer appeared in the ring at two separate occasions. In March, he was taken the distance by New Zealand’s Joseph Parker, where he was given the victory via a unanimous decision by the judges. Following on from this, he then featured again at Wembley Stadium in front of over 80,000 spectators against Alexander Povetkin. Joshua did not fail to impress as he stopped his Russian opponent in the seventh round.
Big Baby Miller Next Up For Joshua
Joshua is set to feature in the USA for the first time his professional career in June when he defends his three belts against American Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller. This will be his first appearance of 2019 and he is the heavy favourite at -8000 in the boxing betting to keep his unbeaten record going.
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Due to the fight taking place in Madison Square Garden, New York, Joshua will travel to the States well in advance of the fight and therefore, he will need to find a suitable training base in the States.
Brooklyn may end up being the preferred choice of Joshua’s as there are a number of boxing gyms which would be suitable for his needs. It will be interesting to see how he handles a change in preparation for a fight, but success in the US will help his profile in North America.
If he does successfully get past Miller in June, he could face the winner of the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. That contest will likely to be for all four belts in the division which could finally give Joshua the opportunity to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.
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