Anthony Joshua channels inner James Bond as he shows off bulging muscles in ocean after refusing to give up Usyk fight

ANTHONY JOSHUA channelled his inner James Bond as he showed off his ripped physique while emerging from the sea as he enjoys time away from boxing.

The 32-year-old, who was recently on a skiing holiday in Oregon, is unwinding ahead of a huge 2022.

Boxing star Anthony Joshua is enjoying time away from boxing after losing against Oleksandr Usyk
British icon Joshua is gearing up for a huge 2022 as he looks to become a three-time heavyweight champion

AJ is aiming to win back the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles after being outpointed by Oleksandr Usyk in September.

He immediately activated his rematch clause to face the Ukrainian again, though British rival Tyson Fury has urged him to step aside so he could fight him for all the belts.

The Gypsy King has told the 2012 Olympic gold medallist to ‘get the f*** on with it’ as he looks to ‘absolutely batter Oleksandr Usyk’.

But despite pressure growing on Joshua to either agree a date to face Usyk or walk away, the Watford native is remaining calm – as shown by his latest Instagram post.

The two-time unified world champion shared a snap of himself posing for the camera in the ocean – reminiscent of Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

Captioning the upload, he said: “Just keeping my feed active.”


His 13.2 million followers were quick to comment, as one user remarked: “Looking good brother.”

Another stated: “Looking strong.”

Meanwhile a third added: “Don’t step aside be a true champ beat Usyk then you be the one to unify.”

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed it will take at least £40million for Joshua to give up his rematch against Usyk.

Though AJ has warned Hearn of the consequences if he approaches him with a step aside offer.

Hearn told the DAZN Boxing Show: “I spoke to him yesterday – we’ve had some approaches about this.

“No real deep conversations, but just regards to the concept. The concept being you let Fury and Usyk fight for undisputed and you fight the winner.

“Yesterday Anthony said to me, ‘Just to sort of warn you, regarding a step-aside, it’s against everything I believe in. All I wanna do is fight Oleksandr Usyk.

“‘I trust you that if some kind of plan comes up that is a great financial package, but more importantly gives me time to gel with a new trainer and then go into a massive fight for huge money later on in the year, and you think that’s right for my career, then let me know.

“But he said, ‘Let me warn you, when you do that, you’re under threat yourself because I don’t want to do it.’”

Joshua channelled his inner James Bond in a post he shared on social media

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