Anthony Joshua storms Jamaica, keeps fit in gym
The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champions of the world overcame his most recent challenge back in September when he felled Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round at Wembley Stadium.
It is fair to say, then, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist has earned some recuperation time and promptly jetted to the Caribbean to take in the sweltering 30-degree heat.
He struck a Herculean pose at the side of the pool before posting the picture with the caption: ‘JAMAICA. Got me feeling on top of the world.’
The 29-year-old did, however, showed he is still striving to stay the peak of fitness ahead of what promises to be a huge 2019.
He posted videos of himself working out in the gym, doing crunches and cardio on the treadmill, in a bid to maintain his robust frame.
But it wasn’t all work, no play for AJ. He also took to diving into the pool from the top of his villa and appears to be striking up a fine balance between relaxation and graft.
Following the Povetkin fight, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed Wembley had been booked in for April 13 next year.
Speculation persists, however, over who the heavyweight’s opponent will be after fellow Brit Tyson Fury secured a lucrative deal to face American Deontay Wilder in December.
It is widely anticipated that the winner of that fight will face Joshua in spring 2019, with a potential IBF mandatory following after that.
Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev set himself up as the most likely opponent by beating another Briton in Hughie Fury — Tyson’s cousin — by unanimous points last month.
Pulev had been due to fight Joshua in Cardiff last year only to pull out shortly before the clash through injury.