Anthony Joshua lifts 20kg weight with his teeth as heavyweight champ works on neck muscles in gym amid talks over next fight

Anthony Joshua lifts 20kg weight with his teeth as heavyweight champ works on neck muscles in gym amid talks over next fight

February 1, 2019

Joshua, 29, was gripping onto 20kg weights using his teeth – with the obscure technique a common training method for improving punch resistance.


The Watford ace was strengthening his jaw and neck muscles in his former amateur gym, Finchley Boxing Club, in London.

The former Olympic gold medallist spends the majority of his training camp in Sheffield – while he makes the occasional trip to the place where it all began for the heavyweight champion.

Joshua is currently in training camp preparing for his next fight, which was slated for April 13, at Wembley Stadium.

However, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed his offers to WBC king Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte have all been rejected or ignored.

Loud mouth American Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller has also emerged as a potential solution for Joshua, which would see in Brit make his Stateside debut.

Whyte and Miller are currently the frontrunners to face AJ next, but whether it will be in the UK or US remains unclear.

It is suggested that Joshua will not be keeping to his April 13 Wembley slot, with Hearn revealing Whyte could even fight at a backdated date.

Miller confirmed he has received an offer to challenge for Joshua's trio of world titles, with a potential fight at Madison Square Garden in New York targeted.


While Whyte too has received a deal to fight AJ – but he claimed it was 'ridiculous' as he dully declined the deal that would see him make his first challenge for the world title.

Hearn insisted he has not given up on securing Whyte the chance to rematch Joshua, who knocked the Brixton man out in December 2015.

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