WATCH: Anthony Joshua Embraces His New Role at His Boxing Gym

Published 03/07/2021, 11:00 AM EST
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Anthony Joshua tapes his hands up prior to a training session during the Anthony Joshua Media Day at the English Institute of Sport on May 01, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


Unified heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua, seems in good spirits ahead of his mega-fight against Tyson Fury. The Englishman has turned into a motivator in his gym at Finchley Boxing Club. He even revealed the future heavyweight champion of the world.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua laughs during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Joshua has been the subject of most headlines in boxing over the past few months. The primary reason has been the enormous Tyson Fury fight. However, the unified champion has now turned into a ‘hype man’ to the other fighters in the gym.

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Video footage broke out on social media of ‘AJ’ interrupting fighters’ sessions by hyping them up. Both fighters, Emanuel Odiase and Nas Ahmed, posted the videos on their Instagram accounts. The videos showed Joshua motivating the pair while they were working hard at their craft.

Joshua made a huge claim regarding Odiase. The heavyweight champion predicted a bright future when he said, “Yea, you see that right there? That’s Emanuel right there. The champ. Champ! Kidney shot. Come on.”

This comment from Joshua showed how highly he rates the young heavyweight. Odiase has also shared the ring with Deontay Wilder in the past. Therefore, this showed that Joshua is not just hyping up his training partners but is actually excited by their work.

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Fans of Anthony Joshua will be pleased to see ‘AJ’ relaxed

The champion may have been a motivator for his fellow boxers, but he was also having a good time. And ahead of his toughest test yet, the Londoner seems relaxed. This is will be a pleasant sight for his fans, as it shows the champion’s mindset.

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Joshua goes into the fights against Tyson Fury as a massive underdog. Experts believe ‘The Gypsy King’ will dismantle ‘AJ’ with his superior boxing skills. However, this video showed Joshua is unbothered by the talk surrounding the fight.

As a result, it will enable the champion to have a good camp. Moreover, Joshua has previously said the fight against Fury would be more of a mental challenge than a physical one. Therefore, fans will breathe a sigh of relief when they see Joshua enjoying his time whilst preparing for the fight.

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What do you make of Anthony Joshua as a motivator? Do you think a relaxed camp will help him prepare better?

READ: Why Deontay Wilder Should Root for Anthony Joshua Against Tyson Fury

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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