Boxing superstar Anthony Joshua fuelled for success against Wladimir Klitschko

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The indomitable Anthony Joshua faces his toughest test on April 29 when he comes face-to-face with the great Wladimir Klitschko.

Their records make for astonishing reading. Joshua's professional career displays 18 fights which have all been won by knockout.

Klitschko's record is not as immaculate as his British opponent, but with 64 wins and just four losses, the 41-year-old Ukrainian is certainly a force to be reckoned with. 

Boxers are notorious for their strict training regime and Joshua exemplifies this.

His coach Mark Ellison, speaking to Betway, said of the 2012 Olympic gold medallist: "There are no other heavyweights like him - that are as lean as him, as athletic as him, that can cope with the training he does."

It is clear that AJ is taking nothing for granted despite his position as overwhelming favourite. He seems to be every bit the consummate professional and this is also the case when it comes to his diet.

With Joshua training between three and four hours every day, he needs to ensure he takes on enough calories to fuel both his ambition and his stomach.

The amount required: 5,000 calories.

This is over double the required intake of calories for a standard man. Still, most men are far from Anthony's impressive stature.

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko Press Conference

His breakfast consists of five (yes five) eggs, two slices of wholemeal toast, greek yoghurt, and fruit. 

This is followed by a lunch containing either salmon or tuna, two baked potatoes, and salad. 

His final meal of the day is a mountain of rice with chicken, vegetables, and a choice of mashed potatoes or pitta bread. 

Not a chocolate bar or cheesecake in sight.

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko Press Conference

This diet has been a cornerstone in AJ's rise to stardom and it seems the boxing phenomenon will continue to stick by it. Coach Ellison is influential here, ensuring that every calorie is accounted for as even the smallest of slip-ups could prove costly to his perfect record.

"If you’re not doing the right training, and your diet’s a load of s***, you’re wasting your time."

With what seems to be the perfect balance of culinary and physical preparation, it seems that the Wembley showdown is Joshua's to lose. Inside the ring though, anything is possible.

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