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Anthony Joshua spends relaxes on beach holidays, off-roading and paintballing with pals when he’s not in fight camp

ANTHONY JOSHUA fills his down time with beach holidays, off-roading and paintballing when he is not battering boxing opponents in the ring.

The British heavyweight champ, 31, likes to chill out with pals and clear his head when he gets a chance to take a break from his vigorous training regime.

Anthony Joshua enjoys going paintballing with pals
Joshua rides a jet ski during a Caribbean holiday to Barbados

Joshua made time for an 87-year-old fan on holiday in Marbella

Watford-born AJ is preparing for Saturday’s fight against Kubrat Pulev in London but is partial to warmer climates, often jetting off to sunny destinations like Marbella and Barbados for some important rest and relaxation.

He bumped into heavyweight rival Tyson Fury in the popular Spanish holiday destination earlier this year.

And the down to earth icon even penned autographs for some of the Gypsy King’s fans.

Now a household name, Joshua came from humble beginnings and showed his kind nature in a heartwarming holiday moment where he held an 87-year-old woman’s hand and chatted to her about boxing.

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In 2019 Joshua celebrated regaining his heavyweight titles in his rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr by jetting off to the Caribbean.

The laid back brawler played catch in the sea with friends, raced around on a jet ski and showed off his rippling muscles when walking topless along the Barbadian beach.

Joshua likes to fine tune his competitive edge away from the fight game and is a big fan of paintballing.

The 6ft 6in Olympic Gold medallist is a regular at Mayhem in London where he enjoys firing shots at mates in camouflage gear.

Joshua has words with Tyson Fury in Marbella

AJ poses for selfies with Fury fans abroad

And during the height of the coronavirus lockdown, Joshua let off some steam by engaging in a huge Nerf gun battle indoors.

The reigning WBF, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world champion proved he is accurate with more than punches as he got stuck into the play fight with loads of ammunition.

With outdoor activities all the rage amid Covid restrictions, Joshua is likely to be taking his custom FiftyOne road bike for a spin.

Inspired by Conor McGregor’s bespoke £15,000 carbon bike, AJ got one himself but it had to be geared up for the muscle-bound fighter who is TWENTY FIVE kilos heavier than the largest pro cyclist.

Joshua enjoyed a Nerf gun battle during lockdown
The beefy boxer has a custom made and personalised bicycle

AJ’s love of two wheels extends to motorbikes – he once revealed his second favourite sport was motocross in a Q&A.

Joshua enjoys off-roading after starting riding as a teenager with friends and makes sure to maintain his own bike to the highest standard.

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He was snapped on Instagram with a special chain lubricant and famously celebrated winning the Commonwealth heavyweight title in 2015 by purchasing a lime green Kawasaki dirt bike.

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