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Watch Anthony Joshua sparring trick as he catches rival immediately after touching ankle in build up to Usyk fight

, Watch Anthony Joshua sparring trick as he catches rival immediately after touching ankle in build up to Usyk fight

ANTHONY JOSHUA showed off a sparring trick as he touched his ankle before immediately landing a shot while training to fight Oleksandr Usyk.

The unified heavyweight champion faces mandatory challenger Usyk on September 25 at Tottenham’s stadium.

Anthony Joshua showed off a sparring trick as he touched his ankle
Oleksandr Usyk fights Anthony Joshua on September 25

And having returned from a holiday in Spain, AJ’s training camp is now well underway at Team GB’s Sheffield HQ.

In a recent video posted on his Snapchat, Joshua revealed some of his flair in the ring as he touched his ankle before throwing a jab.

The move was eerily similar to one boxing legend Roy Jones Jr would have pulled off during his heyday.

Joshua, 31, will need to pull out all his weapons against Usyk, 34, a former undisputed champion at cruiserweight.

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The heavyweight pair both won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games following successful amateur careers.

Joshua was only ordered to fight Usyk by the WBO after his all-British unification bout with Tyson Fury collapsed.

Fury, 32, was instead made to face Deontay Wilder, 35, once again after the American won his right to a trilogy bout in arbitration.

It leaves AJ waiting even longer for his shot at heavyweight supremacy, but he warned Usyk poses just as much of a threat as anyone else.

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, Watch Anthony Joshua sparring trick as he catches rival immediately after touching ankle in build up to Usyk fight

He told Sky Sports: “I’ve got another challenger who’s good, just as good. I have to be serious about him now.

“He will definitely step up, he will definitely take the fight. That’s what I need – people that are serious.

“I would have loved to have boxed for the undisputed championship because it was a big fight for the public. We had everything set up.

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“I have to move forward and not keep dwelling.”

, Watch Anthony Joshua sparring trick as he catches rival immediately after touching ankle in build up to Usyk fight

Anthony Joshua poses at Tottenham’s stadium

 

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