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Anthony Joshua: The rising star of British boxing.

Video: Anthony Joshua shows off his skills in football

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British professional boxer Anthony Joshua has recently offered a glimpse of his football expertise, by showcasing his talent during a 'keepy-uppy' session with his friends.

The video was posted on his official Instagram account where the boxer is seen in jovial mood at the gym ahead of his potential fight with Eric Molina.

Seen in the short clip juggling the ball, Joshua looked the most sublime among all getting into the act, ultimately ending with one friend hitting the ball over a blue wall, and thereby concluding the session.

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Joshua is expected to fight Molina on December 10 at Manchester, defending his Heavyweight Championship for the second time this year.

Domestic opponent David Price was also in the reckoning, but lost out to the Mexican-American who was seen flying to Manchester to officially make the announcement, as reported by Daily Mirror.

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Since the cancellation of the fight between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, the 27-year-old Brit was the leading contender to fill the void, with Klitschko also keen to come face-to-face with Britain’s upcoming star.

However, the Ukrainian sustained an injury on Monday that potentially ended speculations of the bout taking place in 2016.

Hence, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has been considering the options for his client and has now succeeded in finalising an opponent for a match in early December.

The IBF Champion won the belt in April, defeating Charles Martin within two rounds, and took to the ring two months later to defend his title against Dominic Breazeale, which he won with a spectacular seventh-round knockout at the O2 Arena.

Both Joshua and Molina have commendable statistics going into the fight, with the former yet to lose in his professional heavyweight career, winning all 17 fights via KO, while the latter registered 25 wins in 28 matches, which also includes 19 knockout victories.

It remains to be seen who comes out as the ultimate winner among the two talented individuals as fans across the globe gear up to witness the duo in action.

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